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Pesticides can be helpful in dealing with pests in our environment such as controlling invasive plant species that threaten native habitats. Pesticides can end up in different parts of the environment. How, when, and where a pesticide is applied may affect its movement. Its chemical properties can also influence its movement.

Tips to minimize environmental risks of pesticides:

Chemical properties that affect movement in the environment:

Learn more about pesticides and the environment:

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

Last updated June 15, 2023