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Georgia Pest Management Handbook

About the Georgia Pest Management Handbook

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals.

Recommendations are based on information on the manufacturer's label and on performance data from research and extension trials at the University of Georgia and sister institutions in surrounding states. Because environmental conditions, the severity of pest pressure, and methods of application vary widely, recommendations do not imply that performance of pesticides will always be acceptable.

These publications are intended to be used only as guides. Specific rates and application methods are on the pesticide label. Always follow the use instructions and precautions on the pesticide label. Trade and brand names are used only for information. The University of Georgia does not guarantee nor warrant published standards on any product mentioned; neither does the use of a trade or brand name imply approval of any product to the exclusion of others which may also be suitable. Please send improvement suggestions to

Additional information on control of insects, plant diseases, and weeds is available in bulletins and circulars published by UGA Extension. Your county agent will provide copies upon request. Free publications are also available at UGA Extension Publications.

Commercial Edition

The two-volume set is available for $75. Purchase of the set will include Volume 1 and Volume 2. The price also includes shipping and handling for orders within the 48 contiguous states.

Volume 1 includes recommendations for pest control on Corn/Field Corn; Cotton; Field Peas; Fruit & Nuts; Grain Millet; Grain Sorghum; Insecticidal Transgenic Crops (PIPs); Peanut; Soybean; Sugarcane; Sunflower; Tobacco; and Vegetables. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate. Standard introductory material is also included.

Volume 2 includes recommendations for pest control on Animals; Alfalfa; Aquatic Environments; Canola; Clover; Humans (Mosquito Control); Non-Cropland/Roadside; Ornamentals; Perennial Grass; Small Grains; Stored Products; Temporary Grazing; Trees; Turfgrass; Vertebrates (Wildlife Nuisance). Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate. Standard introductory material is also included.

Commercial handbook
Vol II

Home and Garden Edition

This edition has non-commercial recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, for pests of home garden vegetables, lawns, fruits and ornamentals, and for pests of public health interest associated with our homes. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate. Printed copies are available for $20.

Home and Garden

How to order print editions

Download and fill out the Publications Order Form and select the desired quantity of the 2020 Pest Management Handbooks (Commercial Edition and/or Home & Garden Edition). Prices include tax, shipping and handling. 


By Credit Card:

Visit the online UGA Extension Publication Store at The Commercial Edition and Homeowner Edition of the 2020 Pest Management Handbook can be ordered by adding the desired quantity to your cart and proceed to check out.

By Check:

Make checks or money orders payable to: The University of Georgia

Send payment and a completed order form to:

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The University of Georgia
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Delivery Info:

Prices include shipping and handling. 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. Orders can also be picked up in person in room 126 of the Hoke Smith Building on the UGA Campus in Athens, GA (located at the intersection of Lumpkin St. and Smith St).

For Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Territories, and countries other than the U.S., additional shipping will be charged; BEFORE ORDERING: please call the OCCS business office at 1+(706) 542-2956 for actual shipping costs. Delivery may take longer than two weeks.

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