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Pesticides and Herbicides Information

The Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program was organized when several extension programs merged. Today, PME is responsible for Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and Iowa efforts in the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center  as well as other related environmental programs.

Members of the PME team have expertise in entomology, soil science, weed science, organic agriculture, agronomy, agricultural education, urban forestry, horticulture, marketing, and communications. PME works with field and campus specialists and county extension staff to deliver programs and information.

Some of the most popular publications sold by ISU Extension are pest management publications. They include:

Soybean Aphids in Iowa--2005 (SP 0247)

Private Pesticide Applicator Study Guide (PAT 0001)

Animal Pest Control, Category 1E -- Iowa Commerical Pesticide Applicator Manual (CS 0013)

There are additional pest management publications available from the ISU Extension Online Store.

PAT upcoming pesticide and herbicide training events are posted on the PME home page.


North Central IPM Center

Other Environmental Programs