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The Neonicotinoid View:Pesticide Safety & Aerial Application

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Whether you are a beekeeper or a homeowner, there is a lot to learn when it comes to pesticide safety. Dr. Scott Bretthauer, an expert in pesticide safety education and aerial spraying will be on the show to discuss the misconceptions regarding aerial application, the technical aspects involved with aerial spraying and how this impacts pollinators.

In this special series called "The Neonicotinoid View", host, June Stoyer, will be joined by special guest host, Tom Theobald to discuss the impact of aerial applications with Dr. Scott Bretthauer, Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education.  Dr. Scott Bretthauer is an Extension Specialist in Application Technology with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Scott is a member of the Pesticide Safety Education Program and provides technical assistance on application equipment, nozzle selection and usage, drift reduction technologies, and sprayer calibration. Scott works with both aerial and ground applications. He is an Operation S.A.F.E. analyst and conducts the aerial application fly-ins for Illinois and Wisconsin. Stay tuned!