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Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Farming November 30, 2015

YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- Mississippi farmers can safely remove leftover pesticides from their property during a free disposal event on Dec. 16 in Yazoo City.

Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other pesticide products can be dropped off at the former Tal Port building located at 2003 Gordon Avenue between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

No household waste, tires, rinsates, empty containers or products in bulk containers will be accepted.

Leonard Gianessi, a consultant for the CropLife Foundation, spoke to Mississippi State University scientists March 20, 2014, on the important role pesticide use plays in food security for the growing global population. (Photo by MSU Public Affairs/Beth Wynn)
Filed Under: Agriculture, Insects-Crop Pests, Pesticide Applicator Certification March 21, 2014

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- How to feed the world’s growing population is a continuing challenge for agricultural researchers and producers, and one expert who spoke Thursday at Mississippi State University said pesticides are essential for meeting that challenge.

Agricultural producers from 11 Mississippi counties brought old tires, empty chemical containers and about 38,000 pounds of waste pesticides to a safe-disposal event in Sharkey County on Dec. 12. The Mississippi State University Extension Service coordinated the event. (Submitted photo)
Filed Under: Agriculture, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Agricultural Engineering December 19, 2013

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Producers accumulate a variety of unused materials on the farm over time, and some of them require special handling for disposal.

A pesticide disposal program has been making clean-up on the farm easier since 1994 by providing a way to get rid of waste pesticides and potentially hazardous materials.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Community July 12, 2007

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold a waste pesticide collection day July 31 in Tunica County for farmers and pesticide applicators in northwest Mississippi.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tunica Gin on Highway 61, one mile south of Tunica. There is no fee to participate.

Waste pesticides are leftover, cancelled, suspended or unusable products. Examples include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and plant growth regulators. Empty pesticide containers will not be accepted.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Environment April 7, 2005

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Environmentally conscious producers in Panola County got more than 13 tons of waste pesticide off their farms during a one-day collection in March.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service partnered with the state Department of Agriculture and Commerce to offer the Agricultural Pesticide Disposal Program to area producers March 22 in Batesville. A grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality covered the cost of disposal.

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