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EPA Lawn & Garden Page

EPA's lawn and garden page has resources valuable for teaching consumer pesticide safety and environmentally-friendly pest management methods. This includes a series of videos on effective lawn care methods. Some show master gardeners helping consumers - obviously EPA was sensitive to the Extension partnership we enjoy with the federal agency and it state lead agencies in developing this content.

Online Training

Online Label Reviewers Training from EPA (valuable for trainers)

Online Training from VTPP (for applicators, trainers, master gardeners)

 

Agent Information

Information specific to agents and specialist including newsletters, specialist workshops, pesticide registration data , general information about pesticide regulations, awards and program information (ex. VDACS Container Recycling Program.)

FAQ for Agents

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Extension Agents and Specialists regarding pesticide certification, pesticide related problems and solutions, and various other programmatic issues relating to VTPP.

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Information for New Agents and Specialists

Information for new agents and specialists just starting out in pesticide safety education programming.

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Regulatory Information Resources

Resources that will help you keep up with what's happening with pesticide regulations.

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Pesticide Information Resources

The following are resources that are useful in searching pesticide information for presentations to groups on pesticide products, pest management, and safety related areas. These are also useful resources in making pest control recommendations.

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VDACS Container Recycling Program

Virginia's Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Program has been a cooperative effort between Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and local governments. VDACS has provided participating local governments small grants to defray local expenses. Visit the Pesticide Container Recycling program website or review the Recycling Guidelines document below for more information.

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VDACS Pesticide Collection Program

Virginia's Pesticide Disposal Program is administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with participation by Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. The program assists agricultural producers, licensed pesticide dealers and pest control firms, golf courses and homeowners with the proper disposal of unwanted pesticides. The program is available at no cost to eligible participants. Visit the Pesticide Waste Disposal program website below for more information.

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VCE Agent Awards Program for Exemplary Pesticide Programs

The Virginia Pesticide Control Board and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services sponsor an annual awards program for VCE agents conducting outstanding pesticide safety education programs and pesticide waste disposal activities. The past award winners and the award guidelines are linked below.

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PPP Publications

Purdue Pesticide Programs offers many books distributed at the PSEW for sale at a very reasonable cost.  Click HERE to go to their order page.

EHSS Respiratory Protection Program

Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety has a Respiratory Protection Program that can be very helpful to agents seeking occupational respiratory protection or as a resource for putting together an educational program. The program website is:  www.ehss.vt.edu/programs/respiratory_protection. The EHSS respiratory specialist is Valerie Pegues.

 
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