The Pesticide Safety Education Program is part of N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. The program is responsible for producing educational materials along with offering educational and training opportunities to citizens seeking a North Carolina Pesticide Certification.
The IR-4 Field research Center identifies the pest management needs for growers of specialty crops and conducts crop response and residue trials. The goal of our agricultural scientist, commodity organizations and extension personnel is to provide growers with with pest management solutions.
The 2014 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual is updated every year, covering pesticide uses, safety information, chemical application equipment, plant growth regulators, fertilizer use, insect, animal and disease damage control.
The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnosis many plant related issue for gardeners, homeowners, landscapers, growers and farmers with treatment and prevention techniques. If diagnosis can not be obtained, technicians will provide instructions on how to collect and submit samples.
North Carolina Integrated Pest Management or control covers a general approach that integrates practices for efficient control of pests with goals of suppressing populations below economic injury level.