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Georgia Pest Management Handbook

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on the selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals.

Recommendations are based on information on the manufacturer’s label and on performance data from research and extension trials at the University of Georgia and sister institutions in surrounding states. Because environmental conditions, the severity of pest pressure, and methods of application vary widely, recommendations do not imply that performance of pesticides will always be acceptable.

Two editions are available to the public for purchase: Commercial Edition, a two-volume set, and the Home and Garden Edition. For more information on both, including how to order print copies, see the following details.

Commercial Edition

Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Commercial Edition – Volume 1 

Volume 1 includes standard introductory material. This volume provides cultural, biological, physical and other types of control methods are recommended where appropriate for the following:

  • Corn/Field Corn
  • Cotton
  • Field Peas
  • Fruit & Nuts
  • Grain Millet
  • Grain Sorghum
  • Insecticidal Transgenic Crops (PIPs)
  • Peanut
  • Soybean
  • Sugarcane
  • Sunflower
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables
Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Commercial Edition - Volume 1

Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Commercial Edition – Volume 2

Volume 2 includes standard introductory material. This volume provides cultural, biological, physical and other types of control methods are recommended where appropriate for the following:

  • Animals
  • Alfalfa
  • Aquatic Environments
  • Canola
  • Clover
  • Humans (Mosquito Control)
  • Non-Cropland/Roadside
  • Ornamentals
  • Perennial Grass
  • Small Grains
  • Stored Products
  • Temporary Grazing
  • Trees
  • Turfgrass
  • Vertebrates (Wildlife Nuisance)
Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Commercial Edition - Volume 2

Commercial Edition Sections for Download

Home and Garden Edition

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Home and Garden Edition contains non-commercial recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, for pests of home garden vegetables, lawns, fruits and ornamentals, and for pests of public health interest associated with our homes.

Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control methods are recommended where appropriate. 

Note: Beginning in 2022, the Home & Garden Edition will be updated biennially. When purchasing a product based on a first-year recommendation of the Handbook, check the current product label before purchase to be sure it is still labeled for the use for which you are buying it. For pesticide products you have on hand from earlier purchases, you are allowed to use them until they are depleted without penalty under the law. Always follow label instructions before use. Contact the product’s manufacturer for the most up-to-date label. 

Georgia Pest Management Handbook:  Home and Garden Edition

Home and Garden Edition Sections for Download 

Ordering Print Copies

Each edition of the Georgia Pest Management Handbook is available for purchase at the following prices:

  • Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Commercial Edition (two-volume set): $75
    • Note: The set includes both volumes and is not sold separately. 
  • Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Home and Garden Edition: $20

Payment Options

Online Payment (credit or debit): Visit the online University of Georgia Extension Store to order the two-volume set. Add the set to your cart and checkout following the prompts.

Mailed Payment (check or money order): 

  1. Make check or money order payable to The University of Georgia
  2. Download, print and complete a Publications Order Form
  3. Send by mail completed publications order form and check to the following address:

Rock Eagle 4-H Center 
ATTN: Publication Sales
350 Rock Eagle Road
Eatonton, GA 31024

Delivery

The price includes shipping and handling for orders within the 48 contiguous states. Delivery by UPS will occur 7-14 business days from when the order is processed. Please provide a physical address for shipping, as UPS does not deliver to P.O. boxes. 

Return Policy

Sales of books and data are considered final. Materials returned due to damage in shipping will be replaced.


Note: These publications are intended to be used only as guides. Specific rates and application methods are on the pesticide label. Always follow the use instructions and precautions on the pesticide label. Trade and brand names are used only for information. The University of Georgia does not guarantee nor warrant published standards on any product mentioned; neither does the use of a trade or brand name imply approval of any product to the exclusion of others which may also be suitable. Please send improvement suggestions to .

Additional information on control of insects, plant diseases, and weeds is available in bulletins and circulars published by UGA Extension. Your county agent will provide copies upon request. Other free publications are also available at UGA Extension Publications.