The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched a website to assist homeowners, gardeners and others on the safe use of pesticides. The department created the site after staff in its office of pesticide services concluded a lot of pesticides information needed correcting.
Commissioner Matt Lohr says the website will be useful to anyone who has applied a pesticide to their lawn to kill weeds or insects. Farmers and groundskeepers can also find value in the Virginia Pesticide Safety website.
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.