Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase.

Published by MU Extension in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency

This manual is meant to be used as a training aid for private applicators who wish to be certified to apply restricted use pesticides. This manual includes much information about the effects of pesticides and how to ensure that they can continue to be used for the benefit of society with a minimum of risk to either people or the environment. All pesticide applicators should be familiar with the information in this manual to be able to handle and apply all pesticides in a safe and efficient manner.

This manual replaces MU Extension publications M86 and EC934.

Missouri's Pesticide Applicator Training program is a cooperative effort among MU Extension, MU and the Missouri departments of Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources.

MU pesticide applicator training
State of Missouri pesticide examination schedule


  • Integrated pest management
  • Environmental concerns
  • Harmful effects of pesticides
  • Mixing, loading and applying pesticides
  • Pesticide application training
  • Pesticide disposal
  • Pesticide labeling
  • Pesticide storage
  • Pesticide transportation


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