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The Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs website offers you information sources on pesticides, pesticide safety, pest management, educational opportunities, and related services. 

The site includes information on certification and recertification for pesticide applicators, as well as resources for Extension agents and specialists. In addition, you will find a brief description of the pesticide applicator training manuals that prepare prospective applicators to take and pass state certification exams in 23 different categories. The manuals are listed alphabetically below:

Aerial Pesticide Application (456-233)
Agricultural Animal Pest Control (456-215)
Agricultural Plant Pest Control (456-214)
Aquatic Pest Control (456-219)
Chemigation (456-213)
Demonstration and Research Pest Control (456-227)
Forest Pest Control (456-216)
Fumigation (Nonagricultural) (456-224)
Fumigation of Soil and Agricultural Products (456-212)
General Pest Control (456-221)
Management of Wood-Destroying Organisms (456-222)
Marine Antifoulant Paints (456-231)
Ornamental Pest Control (456-223)
Predator Management (456-230)
Public Health Pest Control (456-225)
Regulatory Pest Control (456-226)
Right-of-Way Pest Control (456-220)
Seed Treatment (456-218)
Sewer Root Control (456-229)
Turf Pest Control (456-217)
Vertebrate Pest Control (456-232)
Virginia Core Manual (456-210)
Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment (456-228)

To order manuals, follow this link:

Virginia’s pesticide applicator training manuals are copyrighted and may not be used without written permission. Contact Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (540-231-6543) for more information.

Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

Publication Date

May 11, 2009