Use Pesticides Safely Pesticides can harm humans, pets, other animals, birds, fish, insects, and plants if used carelessly. They also can pollute the air, water, and soil. You can reduce these hazards if you use pesticides properly. Read the label and follow the directions precisely. Before buying any pesticide, make sure you’ve identified the pest correctly and that you’re choosing the right pesticide to control that pest. For help, submit the pest to your local Extension office.
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Pesticide Safety Education Program
Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program provides web-based training for pesticide applicators seeking to apply restricted and general use pesticides safely, properly and according to the law. Pesticide licensure and certification is administered by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
Research Center & Demonstration Orchard
Researching new varieties of fruit producing trees, vines and other plant materials in sustainable ways for the Mojave Desert climate.
Master Gardeners of Washoe County
Master Gardeners provide free, research-based horticulture information to Nevadans.
Johnson, W.S., Post, R., Carlos, W., Post, E., and Robinson, M.L., 2000, Using Pesticides Safely, Extension, University of Nevada Reno, FS-00-19
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