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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)


Exemplary Pesticide Programs

Annual pesticide programming excellence awards are sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These are presented at the annual pesticide safety educators workshop to teams and individuals who are nominated by their peers for their excellent programs in pesticide safety, disposal and recycling throughout Virginia.

2006 Award Winners

he Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the Virginia Pesticide Control Board have recognized Virginia Cooperative Extension agents throughout Virginia for their outstanding participation in the pesticide container recycling program and the pesticide safety education courses. The following agents were recognized for their outstanding performance during 2005-06:

2006 Virginia Pesticide Control Board/VDACS Agent Award Winners


Pesticide Container Recycling Program 

Cynthia Marston (Frederick County (now with Northwest District Office)). Missing: Jacob Stegner (Clarke County).

Pesticide Safety Education Program


First Place Award

In photo, from left, Mark Davis (Buckingham County), Taylor Clarke (Mecklenburg County), Bobby Long (Prince Edward County), Cynthia Gregg, Team leader (Brunswick County), and Kathy Dictor (VDACS/OPS). Missing: Paul Semtner (Southern Piedmont AREC), Chuck Johnson (Southern Piedmont AREC), David Reed (Southern Piedmont AREC), Bob Jones (Charlotte County), and Traci Talley (Halifax County) -- for 2005 Registered Technician Training Program, Alberta, VA, May 16-20, 2005.


Second Place Award

In photo, from left, Adria Bordas (Fairfax County), Alison Bremner (Fauquier County). Missing: Debbie Dillion, Chief Organizer (Loudoun County), Monica Lear (Arlington), Paige Thacker (Prince William County), Regina Prunty (Prince George County), Guy Mussey (Stafford County), Sue Naille -- for Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Training and Categories 3A and 3B, Fairfax, VA, November 14-16, 2005.


Third Place Award

C. Taylor Clarke, Jr. (Mecklenburg County) -- for Respirator Fit Program, South Hill, VA, March 17-18, 2005.

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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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