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Chemical Safety

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Anhydrous Ammonia Safety

Anyone who works with anhydrous ammonia, especially those applying nitrogen fertilizer on crop fields, needs to learn how to handle it safely.

Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing the Risks

Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it. This NDSU Extension publication covers storage, exposure, transport and much more.

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Webinar

Watch the recorded Anhydrous Ammonia Safety webinar below to learn:

  • Why anhydrous ammonia is dangerous
  • Effects on people exposed to anhydrous ammonia
  • Recommended emergency safety practices
  • Protective equipment for anhydrous ammonia
  • Anhydrous ammonia application safety checks

Presenters include John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension agricultural machine systems specialist; Kurt Froelich, NDSU extension agent in Stark and Billings counties, and Kent McGuire, an Extension ag safety specialist from Ohio State University,

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Farm Safety: Proper Pesticide Storage Transport

Video: Rick Schmidt, NDSU Extension Agent in Oliver Co., discusses proper pesticide storage and transport protocols.

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Farm Safety: Proper Pesticide Mixing and Handling

Rick Schmidt, NDSU Extension Agent in Oliver Co., discusses proper pesticide mixing and handling protocols.

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Handling Chemicals Safely

Video from National Farmers Union about handling chemicals safely.

It is fairly common to find many different chemicals and pesticides in use on a modern farm. So common, it’s easy to take them for granted. And taking them for granted can lead to carelessness. The video below features some good practices for safe use of chemicals and pesticides on the farm.

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