Resources and Best Practices

Information for pesticide applicators on resources and best practices, including pesticide law in the state, EPA worker protection standards, storage, security and safe disposal. Tips on spill kits, transporting pesticides and calibrating sprayers.

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Japanese Beetle Management
Japanese Beetle Management - Online Courses Online Courses

Japanese Beetle Management

2

1 hour

$25.00
Learn to recognize the damage Japanese beetles do to turfgrass and ornamental plants, and how to manage infestations. Earn pesticide applicator credits. More
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual - Articles Articles

Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual

Pesticide Education Program

Downloadable recordkeeping manual with worker protection standard and calibration information from the Pesticide Education Program. More
Air Blast Sprayer Pre-Calibration Instructions
Air Blast Sprayer Pre-Calibration Instructions - Articles Articles
Prior to having Penn State calibrate your air blast sprayer, the following tasks must be completed. More
Recordkeeping Form for Pesticide Applicators Recordkeeping Form for Pesticide Applicators - Tools and Apps
This Recordkeeping form can be used by commercial/public applicators, private applicators, and by operations covered by the WPS to keep records of all their pesticide applications. More
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need? - Articles Articles
In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them. More
Proper storage signage.
Core Topic Issue: Pesticide Storage Security - Articles Articles
The following is a list of resources (articles, worksheets, and presentations) that have information about pesticide storage and security. More
Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 - Articles
Safety Recommendations and Legal Requirements More
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides - Articles Articles
For all pesticides to be effective against the pests they are intended to control, they must be biologically active, or toxic. More
Pesticide Storage and Security
Pesticide Storage and Security - Articles Articles

Pesticide Storage and Security

Sharon I Gripp, John Ayers, Ph.D., Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.

This article describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. More
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides - Articles Articles
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. More
Protect yourself with gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants and shoes or boots
What You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides - Articles Articles
Protective clothing used when mixing, loading, or applying pesticides provides a barrier between the pesticide and the human body. More
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide - Articles Articles
Pesticide users must properly dispose of pesticide wastes, such as unused chemicals and pesticide containers. Improperly disposed pesticide wastes can create serious hazards for the environment. More
Keep Out of Reach of Children
What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide - Articles Articles

What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide

Sharon I Gripp, Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.

A nationwide study by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that almost one-half of surveyed households with children under the age of 5 had at least one pesticide stored within their reach. More
What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label
What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label - Articles Articles
Labels provide directions on how to mix, apply, store, and dispose of a pesticide product. Using a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling is a violation of federal law. More
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Regional Offices
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Regional Offices - Articles Articles
Find your Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Regional Office and contact information. More
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