The study evaluated Extension educators' viewpoints on homeowner pesticide education needs, information availability, and the format and delivery of information that best meets those needs. Homeowner pesticide information requests are made most frequently when assistance is needed to select the proper product, determine the correct use rate, and understand differences in formulations and label directions. Homeowner pesticide education materials are easy to locate, but frequently are not in a format likely to be used by this audience. Homeowners often need additional information to make safe and effective pesticide applications, in addition to the specific product and rate information typically requested.
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Church, C. S., Buhler, W. G., Bradley, L. K., & Stinner, R. E. (2012). Assessing Extension Educators' Needs for Homeowner Pesticide Use and Safety Information. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 23. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.50.05.23