Pesticides are used at Penn State in crop production, greenhouses, research, insect and rodent control in food storage and housing areas, livestock or other animal husbandry, mosquito control on water bodies, turfgrass management, termite control, pool management, and in the production of ornamental gardens, parks, and grounds. It is in everyone’s interest that the pesticides be used as minimally and as safely as possible. The purpose of the Penn State Pesticide Management Program is to address the health, safety, and environmental considerations of using pesticides.
The Pesticide Management Program was updated in 2018. The revised manual is contained in the Requirements/Guidelines tab; a summary of the program changes is in the Resources tab.