Pesticides are one of many tools available to us for effective protection of crops from weeds, insects and diseases. Pesticides require special care and handling. The following practices outline safe, responsible and effective procedures for pesticide use and handling that can help protect our environment, our water supplies - and ourselves.
For more information on container and waste pesticide management, see the University of Minnesota Extension's Private Pesticide Applicator's Training Manual, 2012. Refer to Chapter 7: Safe Handling: The Application Process.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture • University of Minnesota Extension • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Working cooperatively to balance pest management and water quality protection. October 2008
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division