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Posted on December 6th, 2018 in Announcements

Training dates for the 2019 classes have been delivered. IF you haven’t received a brochure, please contact Purdue Pesticide Programs by emailing: pesticideprograms@purdue.edu or calling 765-494-4566.

You can also check them out by going to this url: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Corebrochure.pdf

If you wish to register for any of our 2019 classes, go to url: http://www.cvent.com/d/kbq7f5. You can also call 765-494-6795.

Posted on October 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized, New Publication

This publication describes how several factors influence product compatibility. It is important to understand these basic factors (including formulation, tank mixing order, and carrier type) to help you effectively combine crop protection products. You can find this publication at: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/files/PPP-122.pdf

This publication has a companion movie. It shows you how to conduct a jar test. A jar test simulates what occurs in a tank mixture and will provide evidence of physical incompatibilities, such as separation, settling, inversions, and oil residue buildup. You should always conduct a jar test before mixing, especially if you are tank mixing products that you have not used before. You can find this move at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSjMvO2Y7Y


Posted on June 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our latest mobile publication is now available by clicking this url: https://ppp.purdue.edu/resources/ppp-publications/keep-the-spray-rig-on-the-road-and-out-of-trouble/

Posted on May 30th, 2018 in Uncategorized

PPP-121 Preparing Spray Equipment for Winter Storage and Spring Startup is now available for mobile use. Try it by clicking this url: https://ppp.purdue.edu/resources/ppp-publications/preparing-spray-equipment-for-winter-storage-and-spring-startup/

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 in Announcements

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 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Cover photo © Eric Tourneret

PPP-116 The Complex Life of the Honey Bee is our FIRST mobile publication.

Posted on November 1st, 2017 in Announcements

2018 Core BrochureOur 2018 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 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Keep the Spray Rig on the Road and Out of Trouble

This publication provides suggestions and guidance that will allow operators of larger agricultural equipment to safely navigate the congested roads that we share with the distracted and impatient public.

You can download it for free: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PPP-117.pdf

You can purchase a copy at this link: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=PPP-117


Safety Tips for Sprayers on the Road

This publication is a companion piece for PPP-117 Keep the Spray Rig on the Road and Out of Trouble

You can download it for free: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PPP-118.pdf

You can purchase a copy at this link: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=PPP-118

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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