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Pesticide Education

Georgia's Pesticide Safety Education Program promotes the responsible and safe use of pesticides throughout Georgia. We accomplish this by providing the educational resources, training programs, and materials needed to help both private and commercial pesticide applicators achieve certification and subsequently to maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other pesticides. Our educational resources cover a broad range of pesticide safety topics including pest identification, personal safety, safe storage and disposal of pesticides, environmental protection, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, threatened and endangered species protection, water quality protection, and food safety. Learn more about pesticide safety on the UGA Extension website.


Pesticide Publications
Care of Ornamental Plants in the Landscape (B 1065) Published 6/16/2016

Most established ornamental plants in the landscape require care to stay healthy and attractive. Regular fertilization, pruning, watering, mulching and pest control are all part of a good landscape management program. This publication provides guidelines for the care of established ornamental plants in the landscape. Low-maintenance alternatives to traditional cultural practices are discussed throughout the publication.

Beneficial Insects, Spiders, and Mites in the Southeast (C 1055) Published 8/21/2015

The purpose of this guide is to help users identify insects, spiders and mites that are beneficial to the garden. Such beneficials help manage pests that can damage plants. Tips to conserve and protect beneficials are also included.

Georgia Pest Management Handbook—Homeowner Edition (SB 48) Published 3/25/2016

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application and safe use of pest control chemicals. The Handbook has recommendations for pest control on farms, around homes, urban areas, recreational areas, and other environments in which pests may occur. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate.

Georgia Pest Management Handbook — Commercial Edition (SB 28) Published 9/19/2016

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application and safe use of pest control chemicals. The Handbook has recommendations for pest control on farms, around homes, urban areas, recreational areas, and other environments in which pests may occur. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate.

Success with Mixed Containers Using Perennial and Woody Plants (B 1418) Published 12/21/2016

This publication offers information on types of plants suitable for mixed containers, with an emphasis on perennial and woody species and cultivars, as well as aesthetic qualities, cultural conditions and placement within the container.