Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program passes new milestone – 4 million pounds collected.

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program passes new milestone – 4 million pounds collected.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” On the heels of Earth Day celebrations, the NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program has collected more than 4 million pounds of unused and unwanted pesticides. The program ensures these products are disposed of in a responsible and […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 9-15

News Roundup: Sept. 9-15

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Irma Could Devastate Expected Record Peanut Crop,” Southeast Farm Press: At this year’s field day held Sept. 8 at the Peanut Belt Research Station in Lewiston-Woodville, N.C., concern about Hurricane […]

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Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program celebrates another record year

If your spring cleaning includes your barn, garage or shed, be sure to check whether you have any pesticide materials that might need disposing. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program sponsors about 40 collection events each year throughout the state. In the 15 years Derrick Bell has been working with […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A few weeks ago, the N.C. Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program achieved a milestone by collecting its 3 millionth pound of pesticides since its beginning in 1980. This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk more about this program. […]

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Pesticide collections hit milestone with 3 million pounds collected

When Nash County held its pesticide collection day last Thursday, only 763.5 lbs was needed for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance program to surpass three million. “We collected more than 6,000 pounds,” said Derrick Bell, Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program manager. “After last year’s collections we were about 68,000 […]

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Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The events are hosted by the department’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program and Cooperative Extension. Since 1980, […]

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