Many thanks to Robert Olinger and all the people of Forestry Resources for hosting the March FNGLA meeting. […]
Four air-conditioned busses gathered at Collier County Extension office on Wednesday, March 20th. They filled with vacationers and […]
Who would show up for a lecture about fertilizer? At 10:00 on a Thursday morning no less. My hat […]
I have handled pesticides all my adult life and wondered if this affects my health and that of genuine handlers like pest control operators. This link answers that question.
“The pesticide applicators were consistently and significantly healthier than the general population of Florida.” That makes sense. These men work hard out in the fresh air and sunshine. The surprise is that this is a U.S. Library of Medicine report!
They studied over 33,000 pesticide applicators in Florida over an 18 year period (1975-1993). This was when we could use some hairy-scary toxins. That might explain why there was an increase in prostate cancer in this study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10341741
Besides, the average nozzle-jockey gets safety training, wears protective gear, and reduces his exposure in every way possible. Guaranteed, none of us has worms.
Seasoned gardeners say that the last threat of frost in our area is the full moon in February. […]