Responsible Pesticide Application

Important considerations before pesticide application

Before making a pesticide application, consider how it will fit into an IPM or resistance management program. Work to minimize pesticide drift and any impact on pollinators, water, and wildlife.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Find answers to your questions about IPM and see an example of IPM in action.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
An Ounce of Prevention! IPM in Schools (File Size 1.8 MB)
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Pesticide Resistance

Understand what resistance is, how it develops, and how it can be prevented or managed once it occurs.


Pesticide Drift

Pesticides can drift off-target and cause serious problems. Learn more about what drift is, how it happens, and how it can be prevented.


Surface and Ground Water

Protecting precious water resources is an important part of being a responsible pesticide applicator. Learn how to identify the challenges and how to protect water resources.


Pollinator Protection

Understanding pollinators and best practices for pesticide use is necessary to protect them during and after pesticide applications.

Pollinator Protection
Pollinators and Pesticide Stewardship (File Size 1.1 MB)
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Wildlife Protection

Wildlife preservation is always important. Learn how to make the right choices to help ensure your pesticide application doesn’t negatively impact wildlife.