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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)


Information for New Agents and Specialists

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

After completing this section, agents are advised to look at the TRAINER TOOLS page under the "AGENT" tab for resources to help you organize a pesticide applicator training program. You should also work closely with an experienced colleague until you gain experience with these programs.


Agents and specialists are required to be certified in "Category 10 Demonstration & Research Pest Control" as a matter of VCE policy (and in most cases, as a matter of state law) if you are working with pest management or pesticide safety education programs. We list several resources here to help you. If you have questions, please contact VTPP for assistance.

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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: The EHSS respiratory specialist is Valerie Pegues.

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