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The Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program is committed to providing accurate, up-to-date information on pesticide laws and regulations, environmental protection, worker protection, and pesticide safety for applicators, trainers, agricultural workers and supervisors, and the general public.

What we do:

CEPEP is part of the Department of Agricultural Biology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University.

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic offers plant disease diagnosis, agricultural insect identification, plant identification, and provides recommendations for the client. We are the Colorado State lab in the National Plant Diagnostic Network. 

For plant or arthropod identification or plant disease diagnosis, contact us at or call the clinic at (970) 491-6950. We are still working remotely as much as possible, but we are checking email and phone messages regularly.

For information regarding how to submit samples please check our “Submit a Sample” page and follow sample collection and mailing guidelines. Campus remains closed to visitors and non-essential personnel so please send your sample by mail when possible.

Extension is dedicated to serving current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well being.

Wherever you live, extension’s job is to determine what issues, concerns and needs are unique to each community, and offer sound and effective solutions. We have 3 regions; Peaks and Plains, Front Range and Western. Learn more about us or about our partners.

Our physical location is 1311 College Ave., Fort Collins, CO.

The Center is part of the Department of Agricultural BiologyCollege of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. The program draws on the expertise of faculty and staff to distribute information on the best way to manage pests using safe and effective strategies. Links to publications on pest management are found on this website.

The mission of the Center is to provide research and outreach in integrated pest management practices for sustainable plant and animal agriculture, small and large farms, non-crop lands and waterways, households, landscapes, green industry, schools, buildings and communities. To encourage the use of multiple and flexible strategies for the control of insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds, and in some situations, such as within structures, rodents and other vertebrates.

According to the USDA,” The goal of the National IPM Program is to improve the economic benefits of adopting IPM practices and to reduce risks to human health and the environment caused by the pests themselves or by pest management practices.” (October 1, 2013).

For more information, contact Frank Peairs,, (970) 491-5945.

Colorado Master Gardeners are adult volunteers trained in horticulture by Colorado State University Extension staff.

What do Colorado Master Gardeners do?

They assist Colorado State University Extension staff in delivering research-based gardening information to foster successful gardening in Colorado communities.

The CMG Volunteer’s audience is exclusively home gardeners. Types of volunteer service include: answering phone calls at county extension offices, staffing diagnostic clinics, teaching gardening classes, writing newspaper and web articles, and mentoring community gardening and greening projects.

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