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As a small farmer, you balance many responsibilities. You may raise livestock, keep bees, grow produce, and more. You may be your own marketer, distributer, and bookkeeper. You also make choices about when to use pesticides, and what pesticides to use.

NPIC has resources to make your job easier:

Learn more from the following:

Protecting people from pesticides

How to choose and use pesticides

Protecting the environment from pesticides

Find help with pest identification and control

Additional contacts for small farmers

How can I protect myself and others from pesticides?

Many small farmers work where they live. These resources have information about reducing the risks of pesticides for you and your family.

Choosing and using pesticides

Resources for help reading and interpreting pesticide labels:

More about pesticides and their ingredients:

How to store and dispose of pesticides:

Protecting the environment from pesticides

Resources about pesticides and bees:

Pest identification and control resources

Pest identification and biology are important parts of integrated pest management (IPM) to reduce pest problems. Find a local or regional expert who can help.

Who else can help?

Select State Programs:

If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated May 13, 2024