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2016 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Ch. 2 Useful Telephone Numbers1

Frederick M. Fishel2

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

1-800-858-7378 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pacific time. Provides general information on pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisoning, toxicology, and environmental chemistry.


CHEMTREC® is the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center. It is operated by the Chemical Manufacturers Association to assist in handling chemical emergencies.

1-800-424-9300 Emergency number providing information to persons having large chemical spills or leaks.

The University of Florida/IFAS

Pesticide Information Office: 352-392-4721

Citrus Research and Education Center: 863-956-1151

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Division of Plant Industry: 352-372-3505

Pesticide Certification/Licensing Office: 850-617-7870



This document is PI-15, one of a series of the Agronomy Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 1995. Reviewed February 2012. Revised January 2014 and April 2016. This publication is included in SP-43, 2016 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide. Visit the EDIS website at For a copy of this handbook, request information on its purchase at your county Extension office.


Frederick M. Fishel, professor, Agronomy Department, and director, Pesticide Information Office; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.