How to Improve Pesticide Solution pH Using Buffering Agents

When a pesticide is applied to control a pest according to label instructions it may not work as expected. When it doesn’t work, the assumption may range from a highly complex one, such as in the occurrence of pesticide resistance, toa simple one, such as the pesticide spray water being at the wrong pH. Pesticide […]

Pesticide Resistance Management

When a pest becomes resistant to a pesticide, the resistant pest can become a serious threat to our livelihoods, especially when the pesticide it is resistant to is the most widely one used for control. One example is glyphosate. Glyphosate (Roundup) was first marketed in the 1970s as a nonselective herbicide. With little herbicide resistance […]

The Importance of CalibrationforPesticide Application

Pesticide application is a work of precision that is essential to successful pest management and our livelihood. Millions of dollars go towards research to determine the application rate of a pesticide for a particular pest situation. Precise rates of pesticides must be applied to provide effective pest control. Effective pest control depends on the correct […]

Safe Pesticide Handling and Signal Words

One of the first words that everyone probably learns in life is “NO”. ‘No’ is a signal word that indicates to a person to not do something. If the signal word is ignored, there are likely to be consequences. Fast forward from the first signal word to several more signal words we are all accustomed […]