By Kristine Schaefer, Department of Entomology
Larger farming operations have changed how farmers purchase and handle pesticides. Caged pesticide tanks (mini-bulk containers) have replaced the 2.5 gallon containers previously used on farms. Often these tanks have not left the farms but remain stockpiled or used for unintended purposes.
In an effort to help move empty caged pesticide tanks off farms, The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) will hold a free webinar “Rinsing and Recycling Caged Tanks” on July 10 at 1 p.m. The webinar is intended for growers and others handling caged tanks. It will cover how to properly clean and prepare tanks for recycling, and will provide guidelines on coordinating pickup of containers with contractors. The webinar will also address procedures for recycling unclean tanks and obsolete containers. To register, see TPSA’s website.
Sponsors of the webinar include Bayer CropScience, IBC North America, Interstate Ag Plastics, Monsanto, National Container Group (NCG), TankLink and TPSA. The webinar is hosted by Farm Press and Penton Marketing Services.
Kristine Schaefer is a program specialist in the Department of Entomology. She can be reached at 515-294-4286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.