Category Archives: Legal

Scam Alert: Fraudulent USDA Letters

Greenhouse Management posted this scam alert last week: Growers are being targeted by a new scam, Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) and other industry groups reported. A letter, which appears to be from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is making the rounds. … Continue reading

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Alabama Considers Using Inmates as Farm Workers

USA Today reports ( that Alabama’s tough new immigration laws have forced many Hispanic farm workers, both legal and illegal, to leave the state. The immediate result was that some crops were left rotting in the fields. Other crops, ready … Continue reading

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FDOT Commercial Vehicle Requirements

by Erin Harlow and Paul Mitola Erin Harlow is the Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent in Duval County. Paul Mitola is FDACS Field Training Coordinator and has 20 years experience in the pest control industry. As far as I’m aware, these … Continue reading

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Farm Labor Contractor Training

UF/IFAS will be holding a farm labor contractor training session at GCREC on Aug. 24-25. Please see the flyer and schedule for details. Questions? Call Carlene Thissen 239-658-3400.

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Court Considers Pesticide Drift as Trespassing

This week, a lawsuit in Minnesota concerning the drift of pesticide into an organic farm can, under some conditions, be considered trespassing. Getting a farm certified organic is difficult and federal rules are strict about pesticides whether they are applied … Continue reading

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Need CEUs? WPS Train-the-Trainer Class Coming Up

The WPS TTT workshop provides CEUs in several categories. Even if you don’t need to be WPS certified, don’t miss this opportunity for CEUs. CEUs available: 2 in the following categories: Aerial, Ag. Row, Ag. Tree, O&T, Private, Forest Pest … Continue reading

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Soil Fumigation Changes Continue

The EPA has created a new virtual toolbox for information on soil fumigation, which is available at: The soil fumigants toolbox now provides easy access to a variety of soil fumigant training, outreach, and other resource materials for applicators … Continue reading

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