UGA Extension Office

Private and Commercial Pesticides


Interested in getting a Pesticide License?

Georgia's Pesticide Safety Education Program promotes the responsible and safe use of pesticides throughout Georgia. We accomplish this by providing the educational resources, training programs, and materials needed to help both private and commercial pesticide applicators achieve certification and subsequently maintain the knowledge to safely, effectively, and responsibly make use of general-use and restricted-use pesticides. Our educational resources cover a broad range of pesticide safety topics including pest identification, personal safety, safe storage and disposal of pesticides, environmental protection, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, threatened and endangered species protection, pollinator protection, water quality protection, and feed and food safety. A special training program is available for public service employees, volunteers such as Master Gardeners, homeowners, and anyone looking to learn more about the responsible and safe use of pesticides in Georgia.
Visit the Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Testing Information website for commercial exam information and registration

  • How to Order Print Copies:

The two-volume set is available for $75 and is not sold separately. 

  • Online: Order the 2022 Commercial edition two-volume set online from the UGA Extension Store. 
  • Check/Money Order: Make check or money order payable to The University of Georgia. 
  • Send payment and a completed Publications Order Formto:

Rock Eagle 4-H Center 
ATTN: Publication Sales
350 Rock Eagle Road
Eatonton, GA 31024

Delivery Info

The price includes shipping and handling for orders within the 48 contiguous states. Delivery by UPS will occur 7-14 business days from when the order is processed. Please provide a physical address for shipping as UPS does not deliver to P.O. boxes. 

Return Policy: Sales of books and data are considered final. Materials returned due to damage in shipping will be replaced.

Individual Commercial Sections for Download 


An App for Weed and Pest Identification:

BASF has launched an app to help farmers with identifying weeds and pests, even when weeds are at the cotyledon stage. The app was developed by Bayer and released in 2018. The way it works is you snap a picture of the weed or disease and the app tells you with a percentage of confidence what you're looking at. You should consider anything over 90% confidence as accurate, since the identification is being done by a remote server that has more than 150,000 weed and disease images in a massive database for comparison. Your pictures get added to the database and over time the system gets even better. This is a high-tech way to speed scouting and make inexperienced scouts more effective.


Integrated Pest Management

UGA Extension