University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Ag & Natural Resources





Victor Glenn Williams
Extension Agent
for Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Agriculture and Natural Resources program provides non-formal education in the areas of agricultural production, homeowner plantings, and natural resource utilization. Specific programs include information on food production, farm business management, marketing and processing agricultural products, natural resource management and home lawn and garden information. We address issues dealing with environmental stewardship, the rural-urban interface, and value-added enterprises.




Upcoming Agriculture Events

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Thu Sept 22

‚Äč8 - 10 AM

Rinse & Return Pesticide Containers More info

Thu May 5

7 PM

Heifer Sale Committee Meeting  







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A representative from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be at the Laurel County Extension Office on Thursday, September 22 from 8 AM to 10 AM to accept empty pesticide containers. The Rinse and Return Program has collected 956,503 pounds of pesticide containers since its inception with more than 100 counties participating. It started out in 1991 with three participating counties and gathered 10,000 pounds of material in the first year. KDA field technicians believe the 1 million pound mark can be achieved this year.

KDA provides the following directions for rinsing containers before bringing them in:

Pressure Rinsing:

  • Remove cover from container. Empty the pesticide into the spray tank and let the container drain for 30 seconds.
  • Continue holding the container upside down over the sprayer tank opening so rinsate will run into the sprayer tank.
  • Insert the pressure-rinse nozzle by puncturing through the bottom of the pesticide container.
  • Rinse for length of time recommended by the manufacturer (generally 30 seconds or more).

Triple Rinsing:

  • Remove cover from container. Empty the pesticide into the spray tank and let the container drain for 30 seconds.
  • Fill the container 10% to 20% full of water or rinse solution.
  • Secure the cover on the container.
  • Swirl the container to rinse all inside surfaces.
  • Remove cover from the container. Add the rinsate from the container to sprayer tank and let drain for 30 seconds or more.
  • Repeat steps 2 through 5 two more times.
  • Puncture container.

For more information about the program and requirements, contact the Laurel County Extension Office at 864-4167.





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