Use this Less-toxic Pesticides presentation and activity to teach Master Gardeners and others about organic and less-toxic insecticides and what pests they effectively control.
Topics covered in the presentation include types of pesticides, pesticide toxicity to nontargets, environmental impacts, pesticide labels, less-toxic and organic pesticides, and information resources.
Presentation and Activity
To access and download the PowerPoint:
- Log on to the ANR Portal (login and password protected).
- Under the list My Links on the left-hand side, click on Repository.
- In the Search Repository box at the top right-hand side of the Repository page, type in the title: UCIPMforMGs_LessToxicPesticides
- Some Organically Acceptable Pesticides Used in Gardens & Landscapes
- Activity Worksheet
- Pesticides: Safe and Effective Use in the Home and Landscape (Pest Note)
- Parts of a pesticide label
View these online or download a PDF file. Your UC Master Gardener office should have paper copies. If not, ask your coordinator or office staff to order them from us.
- Less-Toxic Insecticides
- Weed Control Using Herbicides
- Garden Chemicals: Safe Use and Disposal
- Keep Our Water Clean
- You may wish to include Quick Tips on specific pests covered in the PowerPoint presentation, the activity worksheet, or others related to your individual training. See the Quick Tips index for all pest-related titles.
UC IPM can provide empty containers for 10 – 15 pesticide products for use during your training. We will ship the containers to you before your training event; you ship them back once you are finished. Master Gardener Coordinators can request the empty product containers by filling out this survey form.
- Active ingredients of home and landscape pesticides
- Pesticides and water quality
- National Pesticide Information Center
- Free online training courses
- Introduction to Pesticides: Training course for retail and garden center employees, Master Gardeners, and others who advise residents about home and garden pesticides.
- Moving Beyond Pesticides: Environmentally safe tools for use in an IPM program. Training course for retail and garden center employees, Master Gardeners, and others who advise consumers about the best tools and products for solving pest problems. Includes a basic overview of Integrated Pest Management and diagnosing pest problems.