COVID-19 – How to prepare for return of students and workforce

We are in a serious time, but the worst has not yet come.  The easy part is locking everything down, isolating and quartining.  The hard part is re-opening schools, cities, and businesses.  When that time comes, which no dobut it will, you need to have cleaning procedures in place.  You can’t clean as students are Read more about COVID-19 – How to prepare for return of students and workforce[…]

Do you need to keep an IPM posting book at each school site?

IPM is covered by Education Code 17612 and spells out all the details on the notification process when pesticides are utilized.  One question that comes up frequently is whether each school site must keep a physical printed copy of the postings at their site? The answer – it depends If you have a program like Read more about Do you need to keep an IPM posting book at each school site?[…]

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Is your school garden poisoning students?

Be Green Be Sustainable With the push to be green and sustainable, many schools are turning to gardening to teach valuable skills to students.  Growing giant tomatoes means that you have to pull in some reinforcements.  Good sunlight, water, fertilizers and the dreaded pesticides. But something much more dangerous hides in the school garden soil.  Something that Read more about Is your school garden poisoning students?[…]

Can we use Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) in Playgrounds

This seems like common sense, but the reality is that if you leave wood outside, pests are going to munch on it.  Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) should not be used in wooden playground structures, but you cannot always get around it.  If you do have this substance in your wooden structure, it needs to be Read more about Can we use Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) in Playgrounds[…]

Pesticide vs Insecticide vs Herbicide

I am re-posting this email blast in all its glory because I thought it could not be more appropriate for the topic. You may think pesticide means insecticide. Actually, pesticide refers to not only insecticides, but also herbicides and many other kinds of chemicals. A pesticide is any substance intended to control, destroy, repel, or Read more about Pesticide vs Insecticide vs Herbicide[…]

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