MSU Extension Ag Alerts
|Paraquat Training Available for Pesticide Applicators (Pesticides)
In a previous MSU news release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final decision regarding pesticide products containing the herbicide active ingredient, paraquat. As part of these requirements, paraquat products purchased with new label language, including mandatory paraquat trainings, must attend an EPA approved paraquat training prior to mixing, loading or applying. An online paraquat training, created by pesticide manufacturers and approved by the EPA, is available online at https://campus.extension.org/enrol/index.php?id=1660. This training provides information about paraquat’s toxicity, personal protective equipment, new label requirements, restrictions, and the consequences of misuse.
Alert Period: 03/12/2019 - 08/09/2019
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp