The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is hosting an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management and pesticide safety programs. One component of IPM is the appropriate and safe use of pesticides. The next webinar is on understanding how to read, interpret, and follow a pesticide label, which is critical to the safe use of the product. Commercial and non-commercial applicators can get one hour of general CEU credit attending this webinar. It will be held live on June 22, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET.
The label is the law, but do you understand the information provided on pesticide labels? Under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, EPA regulates pesticides, including pesticide product labels. Labels contain information on the EPA registration number, establishment number, toxicity categories, signal words, mode of action, target pests, application directions, as well as storage and disposal. But what do these things mean? Join this webinar to learn how to read and interpret the information provided on pesticide labels and the meaning behind each.
This webinar was requested by EPA Region 9 to assist in their outreach to their constituents. It will be offered in both English and Spanish. CEUs may be available through various pest management associations.
The target audience for this webinar is the general public, homeowners, gardeners, landscapers, school facility and grounds managers, municipal building and grounds managers, park managers and crews, and pest management professionals.
For a list of upcoming EPA IPM webinars and to register to attend this webinar on understanding pesticide labels, visit the EPA IPM webinar website. You must preregister to attend.
By Ric Bessin, Entomology Extension Specialist