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Farm Safety

What Farmers Need to Know about the Worker Protection Standard

Farmers who use pesticide products must use the product in accordance with the label and are responsible for taking certain steps to prevent pesticide exposure and mitigate any pesticide related health consequences for themselves and their employees, co-owners, and family members working on the...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on the white grub and wireworm mangement, USDA Market Facilitation Program, farm safety, fungicide recommendations, head scab manageent, grain drill calibration, dicamba drift, pesticide container recycling, UMD job...More info

UME Farm & Tractor Safety Training for Youth/Adults

Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
There are an estimated 800 fatal farm accidents every year and more than 9,000 injuries. Sad to relate, overturns accounted for nearly 50 percent of the tractor fatalities. Even sadder is the fact that the vast majority of them could—and should—have been prevented. The University of Maryland...
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