This page provides resources for certified commercial / non-commercial and private pesticide applicators in the Commonwealth. Much of the information has been prepared or adapted by extension specialists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science. It covers a variety of pests including insects, diseases, and weeds affecting field crops, greenhouse, fruits and vegetables, lawn and turf, shade trees and ornamentals, structural & household, forests, rights-of-ways, and other situations.

The Pesticide Safety Education Program in Kentucky is a joint effort between:

  • University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment Department of Entomology 
    UK Entomology provides training packets and developes educational programs.
    S-225 Ag Science Building, North 
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY 40546-0091
    (859) 257-7450
  • Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Environmental Services
    KDA Division of Environmental Services oversees pesticide regulation for the state of Kentucky. They provide compliance assisstant, manage private and commerical pesticide certifications for businesses and individuals, and enforcement pesticide laws. 
    107 Corporate Drive
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 573-0282
    Toll Free (866) 289-0001