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Posted on February 25th, 2020 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. You can also check wlfi.com which Lafayette’s local tv station and will have that information also. 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 February 20th, 2020 in Uncategorized

Pest management and lawn maintenance is now available for registering. If you need to meet the experience requirement to be fully certified as a 3b turf applicator here’s how:

Getting licensed requires two exams, first being the basic information, Core; the second exam would be category specific, 3b Turf Management. To do the exams, you can do this in one of two ways:

  1. You can purchase the core manual and category 3b manual from our Extension Store at 765-494-6794 for $30. each plus shipping/handling and tax. Study the material and when you are ready to take the exams you can go to exam ONLY dates at this url: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/study_purdue.html Or by signing up at a remote testing site by going to this website: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/study_remote.html to get the locations available and cost for testing.

    OR

  2. Sign up for a one-day training for core and the exam is given after the training is complete about 4 p.m. that evening. You can do the same for category 3b. to find available dates for these training days go to: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Corebrochure.pdf   The one-day training cost $103 each and the manual specific to the training is included.

For the 3b there is an experience requirement that will need to be met and you have 4 options to choose from:

  • Complete a State Chemist-approved multi-day training program designed to provide practical experience. Contact Purdue Pesticide Programs at 765-494-4566 or email cjmyers@purdue.edu; Our next training date is March 31-April 1st and you can sign up at this url: http://www.cvent.com/events/2020-category-3b-pest-management-and-lawn-maintenance/event-summary-c500077c9fe9446a96b5eb1ee4ca00f9.aspxOR
  • Work as an active RT (Registered Technician) for a Category 3b licensed business for at least 90 days; OR
  • Work as a licensed applicator in any category for at least one year; OR
  • Complete a formal post-high school, two-year minimum turf program and submit official transcripts to OISC for approval.

If you have questions, please feel free to call contact us here at Purdue Pesticide Programs.



Posted on May 24th, 2019 in Uncategorized


Posted on March 14th, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it.

“When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford.

Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of audiences, and writing several books about the history of Indiana agriculture, Whitford is responsible for a great deal of what is known about the history of agriculture and extension in Indiana.

Whitford’s books include Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension AgentsScattering the Seeds of Knowledge: The Words and Works of Indiana’s Pioneer County Extension Agents; For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue AgricultureThe Grand Old Man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: The Biography of William Carroll Lattaand The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool MeredithThese books study the history of agriculture and extension agents at Purdue and in Indiana, often through concentrating on important figures throughout our history. (Find a flyer for the series of books here.)

John Calvin Allen, professionally known as J.C., is one of those figures. He worked as a photographer for Purdue University from 1909-1952, and operated his own photography business until his death in 1976.Allen’s photos are the source for Whitford’s upcoming book Memories of Life on the Farm: Through the Lens of Pioneer Photographer J. C. Allen (September 2019), co-authored by Neal Harmeyer an archivist at the Purdue University Archives and Special CollectionsThe book uses Allen’s photographs, which were taken on glass slides, to get a unique look at Indiana’s agricultural history.

“People love old pictures,” says Whitford, “it brings people back.”

This volume contains over 900 images, most never-before-seen, of men, women, and children working on the farm, which remain powerful reminders of life in rural America at the turn of the twentieth century. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the collection of photographs is the importance of the the time period they cover. They act as a historical account of a major transitional period for agriculture. “He told the story of change” says Whitford, he explains that it was a time when tractors replaced horses, and superior crops and animals were being introduced.

Why research the history of agriculture and extension in Indiana in such an expansive way? Whitford believes that the past repeats itself, and that learning from it will always have value.

“We take so many things for granted, and all of these things we take for granted had to start somewhere.” says Whitford.

Just as important, it’s a reminder of culture and mission.

“It shows what the culture of extension is, we’ve always been here to help.” says Whitford. “We are here to serve growers.”

Memories of Life on the Farm: Through the Lens of Pioneer Photographer J.C. Allen will be available in September 2019. Get 30% off when you order directly from the Purdue University Press website and enter the code “PURDUE30” at checkout.



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 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 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