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Posted on July 25th, 2017 in Announcements

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A reorganization of the Purdue Pesticide Programs (PPP) will enhance outreach to producers, applicators, agribusiness professionals and the general public with a renewed emphasis on educational programming, according to program administrator Fred Whitford.

“We’re grateful that Cheri Janssen and Cindy Myers on our team have agreed to take on new responsibilities and excited to welcome Jeff Stouppe as e-learning coordinator,” Whitford said. “These changes are part of our continuing effort to utilize the latest in educational strategies and communication technologies to support Indiana’s critical agricultural industry and help safeguard our crops, fields, wildlife and waterways.”

Whitford will continue to write Extension publications and manage outreach activities.

As curriculum development specialist, Janssen will be responsible for planning programs and delivering training for initial certification of private and commercial applicators. She will also manage a statewide program to assist farmers in meeting their education requirements for pesticide and fertilizer certification renewal.

Myers will be responsible for overseeing more than 32 workshops, conferences and special events each year serving more than 2,000 participants seeking pesticide certification. She also manages PPP’s presence on the web and social media and assists with the Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP), which serves more than 12,000 Indiana producers.

Stouppe begins his new position July 24. He brings more than 15 years of experience as an instructional systems designer to the Purdue Pesticide Programs, where he will be responsible for developing and implementing distance learning strategies such as webinars for PPP courses, workshops, publications and manuals.

The Purdue Pesticide Programs, administered by Purdue Extension, are responsible for implementation of pesticide education outreach programs directed at pesticide user groups and the general public, coordination of pesticide research and pesticide impact assessment projects between Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Purdue Extension specialists, and transmitting regulatory information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Indiana State Chemist to the regulated community and other interested parties.

For more information about PPP, visit the website at https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/extension/pages/ppp.aspx.

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, dpack@purdue.edu

Source: Fred Whitford, 765-494-1284, fwitford@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
Shari Finnell, Manager/Media Relations and Public Information, sfinnell@purdue.edu
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Posted on June 13th, 2017 in Announcements

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Fred Whitford believes that knowing our history may help us solve future problems. In his new book, Scattering the Seeds of Knowledge, Whitford, clinical engagement professor and director of the Purdue Pesticide Programs, examines the early history of Purdue Extension and how Extension specialists helped develop solutions to the challenges facing farmers a century ago.

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Posted on April 12th, 2017 in Updated Manual

This manual is to be used as a study guide for the state pesticide applicator certification exams. It discusses general insect pest management. It also covers herbicide use to control weeds and provides color pictures and descriptions for a variety of common weeds. Tips for preventing spray drift and using pesticides safely are included. 

Pages: 68
Published: 1/1/2017
Author: Andrew Martin

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Posted on January 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Are you wondering whether the pesticide applicator training program for which you are signed up will be canceled due to winter weather and/or road conditions? Purdue Pesticide Programs policy is to cancel only when Purdue University cancels classes. So, listen to your local radio or TV station to determine if the University is closed. Remember, don’t take unnecessary risks if you feel that weather and/or road conditions make travel too hazardous. Your safety is important—we’ll be glad to reschedule you for another program date, or if you prefer, refund your registration fee.



Posted on November 15th, 2016 in New Publication

This is a joint publication of Purdue Extension and Southern Illinois University. This is the 13th edition of the biennial publication, which was previously published by Southern Illinois. This edition contains 780 entries from 38 companies.

Language: English.  Format: Book and PDF.  Pages: 76.

 

 



Posted on October 3rd, 2016 in Announcements

2017corebrochureOur 2017 Core/Category training date brochure is now available. Click here for additional details.

If you wish to receive a copy of this brochure, please call us at 765-494-4566 or email us at: pesticideprograms@purdue.edu

 



Posted on September 12th, 2016 in New Publication

ppp-114A Purdue Pesticide Programs has released a new publication titled “Understanding the Horse Trailer Rig: Steps for Transporting Horses Safely on the Highway” (PPP-114). This publication provides information about what it takes to safely attach a livestock trailer to a truck. It provides examples of maintenance issues you need address as part of “the rig.” While we emphasize safely transporting horses in trailers, the same principles hold true for transporting other livestock.

Language: English. Format: Book and PDF. Pages: 56.



Posted on September 10th, 2016 in Announcements

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Purdue Pesticide Programs has launched a new website, featuring an updated look and newly-organized information. The new website’s home page features a slideshow highlighting new areas of the site. The site is organized into four main sections: Commercial Applicators, Private Applicators, Resources and an area about Purdue Pesticide Programs.

Updated features include the events calendar for PARP Events, the Publications page which is searchable and sortable and a Recent News section where announcements can be made that range from new publications to upcoming classes.

In addition to the new design and organization, the site is also responsive, meaning it is optimized for tablets and phones of all sizes.

If you have any questions or comments about the new site, please contact us.