This gallery is dedicated to pesticide safety programs and education. The history of this discipline encompasses the work of the Extension Service with records of early training media dating to the 1950's. The establishment of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators in 1993 was a significant event in this historical record.
This is a collection of PSAs from the 1950-70s. These range from pesticide safety to drug safety spots. The most famous character in these spots is "Larry the Label." Larry's high voice carried the day to warn people about reading the pesticide label.
Pesticide Safety Posters of the Month Collection (1968-1974) - Virginia Cooperative Extension.
The history of Larry the Label and his family tree is a fun way to buy into his safety campaign. Check out the family tree and details below.