Washington Friends of Farms & Forests

We Help Washington Grow

Washington Friends of Farms & Forests provides educational outreach related to responsible pest management. Brochures for displays at county fairs, trade shows and other venues about the benefits of proper pest management and how to use pesticides correctly are available in digital form or and in some cases, hard copy. In addition to the brochures below, we may be able to provide a variety of materials on topics from pest management to biotechnology. For more information e-mail us and tell us about your event.

The following publications can be found by clicking on the pictures below

Publications About Pesticides

  • How Toxic Is It?
  • What Everyone Should Know About Pesticide Registration
  • Relative Toxicity of Herbicides
  • Talking About Pesticides Power Point
  • Weed Control Answers to Common Questions
  • Benefits of Pesticides for Lawn Care, Agriculture and Vegetation Management

Pesticide Information for Homeowners

  • Lawn Care Tips
  • Keeping Pest Control Products out of Streams, Rivers and Oceans
  • Healthy, Pest Free Property
  • Yard Signs
  • Backyard Benefits of Pesticides
  • Fertilizer Fact Sheet

Publications About Forestry

  • Managing Washington's Working Forests
  • Herbicides in Forestry

Other Publications

  • GMO: What Does it Mean?
  • Washivore's Guide to Washington Agriculture
  • 10 Reasons to Know More About Washington-grown Food
  • How to Recognize Bad Bugs in Fruit


Publications About Pesticides

How Toxic Is It?

This chart uses EPA toxicity levels to compare the toxicity of certain common items and pesticides. 

Relative toxicity of herbicides

List of herbicides compared to toxicity of common products.

What Everyone Should Know About Pesticide Registration

Why use pesticides? How are they tested? What about cancer? These are just some of the questions addressed in this flier.

Talking About Pesticides - PowerPoint Handouts

Tips for pesticide workers who must answer questions for the public.

Weed Control - Answers to Common Questions Brochure

A Q&A style brochure that answers the most frequent questions that the public has about the use of herbicides in weed control and vegetation management.  

Benefits of Pesticides Booklets

Pesticide Information for Homeowners

Lawn Care Tips for Homeowners

Washington Friends of Farms & Forests created this newspaper insert on how to use pesticides safely. 

Healthy Pest Free Property

Explains reasons for keeping property pest free. Compliments the yard signs.

Fertilizer Fact Sheet

Fertilizer keeps turf healthy. Be sure you apply it properly.

Keeping Pest Control Products Out of Creeks, Rivers and the Ocean

Learn how to prevent pest problems around your home and how to purchase, mix and use pesticides when needed.

Yard Signs

"Healthy, pest free property. Ask me how!" Contact WFFF to get a yard sign of your own. E-mail us or call 360-705-2040.

Backyard Benefits

 
 
Healthy yards add quality to our lives. They lower stress levels, clean the air and provide a place to play. To gain the most from your yard, keep it healthy.

Publications About Forestry

Managing Washington's Working Forests

Washington State has 23 million acres of the most productive forestland in the country. Of these, 16.2 million acres are classified as commercial, or "working" forests and have been managed for a century or more. In addition to producing wood and paper products, these forests generate oxygen, filter water and provide wildlife habitat. 

Herbicides in Forestry

Herbicides are used in forestry to improve growing conditions for young trees by reducing the competition from fast growing brush, weeds, and invasive plants.

Other Publications

GMO: What Does It Mean?

Easy-to-understand explanations of common terms used in genetic modification of agricultural crops and products. 

A Washivore's Guide to Washington Agriculture

Washington grows more different types of crops than any other state except California and our farmers are some of the most productive in the world.

How to Recognize Bad Bugs in Fruit

This guide shows what signs to look for to tell if fruit is infested with insect pests that threaten the tree-fruit industry. Includes codling moth, apple maggot, pear psyllid and Western cherry fruit fly.

10 Reasons to Know More About Washington Grown Food

Everyone needs to eat. Most of us enjoy tasty, flavorful food. We are fortunate to live in Washington State. This brochure explains why.