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Draft Guidance on Managing Pesticide Resistance
The EPA has made available for a 60-day comment period two draft Pesticide Registration Notices (PR Notices) that are aimed at combating pesticide resistance. The first PR Notice (PR Notice 2016-X) is titled “Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistance Management Labeling” and the second PR Notice (PR Notice 2016-XX) is titled “Draft Guidance for Herbicide Resistance Management Labeling, Education, Training, and Stewardship.”

AEM Offers Free Equipment Safety Poster
A Equipment Safety Infographic is available for free download from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in recognition and support of June National Safety Month. The safety poster stresses the importance of understanding signal words such as danger, warning, caution and notice.

Dramm Corporation Celebrates 75 years
The Dramm Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The company has expanded into four business segments: retail, fertilizer, commercial and DRAMMwater. Family involvement has been an integral part of the growth and success of the company.

Heliae’s Phycoterra Now Registered for Use On Specialty Crops
Heliae Development announced it has registered its new PhycoTerra soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. The results of trials indicate that PhycoTerra supports improved plant stands with healthier plants and increased marketable fruit.