RALEIGH, N.C.-The Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) recently announced the launch of a new Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) website. The site, http://pesticidestewardship.org, is designed for anyone who applies, sells, stores or disposes of pesticides; provides advice or training on pesticide use; or is involved in pesticide stewardship or regulation.
The new website complements the work of county extension agents and state-level Pesticide Safety Education programs. It covers a wide variety of stewardship topics, ranging from pesticide storage, handling and disposal, to how to avoid drift, runoff and leaching during and after the application. Homeowners can go straight to a section geared to their needs.
A pesticide resistance management topic is currently under development. Future plans include educational quizzes to reinforce important stewardship concepts and self-assessment tools to evaluate personal stewardship practices.