The 2012 Georgia Pest Management Handbook is now available from the University of Georgia. The 33rd Commercial Edition (Special Bulletin 28), published by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, provides more than 800 pages of current information on selection, application and safe use of pest control chemicals around farms, homes, urban areas, recreational areas and other environments where pests may occur.
Special attention is given to cultural, biological, physical and other types of control for insects, diseases and weeds in agronomic crops such as grains, cotton and tobacco, as well as for commercial operations specializing in fruits, vegetables and ornamental horticulture production. Recommendations also are given for managing pests around livestock and aquatic environments.
A companion homeowner edition contains more than 100 pages of insect, weed and disease control recommendations for private homes, lawns, orchards and pets, including an expanded section with organic recommendations.
Printed commercial handbooks are available for $30. Homeowner handbooks cost $15. Individual sections of both the commercial and homeowner editions also are available for download as PDF’s from www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/
Checks or money orders payable to the University of Georgia can be sent to: Office of Communications, Cooperative Extension, 126 Hoke Smith Building, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Credit card orders can be made by calling 706-542-2657 or by faxing order information to 706-542-0817.