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Organic Farming is Affected by a New Law

Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm

UConn Extension, 1796 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT. (Former UConn Campus)

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) The new law provides protections for agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, family members, and volunteers. If you use a pesticide products registered by the EPA in the production of organic agricultural plants, AND ANYONE is doing tasks directly related to the production of agricultural plants on an agricultural establishments such as harvesting weeding, carrying nursery stock, repotting plants, pruning, or watering, the WPS probably applies to you. This workshop will introduce you to the WPS and what's involved with providing information, protection, and in the event necessary guidance on mitigation from exposure to pesticides, sanitizers, and cleaners.


Seating is limited. Call Candace Bartholomew at (860)570-9010

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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