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Georgia Pest Management Handbook

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook is updated annually and provides the most current information on the selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals in both commercial production and homeowner landscapes. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control methods are recommended where appropriate.

The 2021 Commercial two-volume set is now available for purchase!  Or you can download individual chapters here

The Home & Garden edition can be purchased online from the University of Georgia Press website. To order the Home & Garden edition by email or phone, send a message to orders@longleafservices.org or call 800-848-6224.  Or you can download individual chapters here



IPM Commodity Areas

Select a commodity below for more information on common pests, weeds, and diseases for each production system, as well as the most current integrated pest management practices available for addressing such issues.

Blueberry
Peach
Peanut
Soybean

Soybean (2022)


Vegetables
Cotton
Turfgrass

Turfgrass (2022)


Pecan

Pecan (2022)




Cross Commodity Programs


  • The Landscape Pest Management Program is dedicated to assisting with the identification and familiarity of pests and beneficial insects that commonly occur in the southeast. Information on this site has been broken into major production systems: Landscape, Nursery, Turfgrass, and Beneficials/Pollinators. You will find valuable information for each system that includes photos and information for pests that commonly occur in each system, as well as links to peer-reviewed Extension publications to help you learn more about pest management. 

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  • The Griffin Campus Structural Pest Management Program's primary focus is the extension of academic expertise and research-based information to a large, diverse client base that is both internal and external to the University. County extension agents, master gardeners, homeowners, and miscellaneous business owners seek advice and recommendations regarding pest management practices and options.

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  • 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 to 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.

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