Fred M. Fishel

Fred Fishel




“My extension focus includes educational activities in the safe and proper use of pesticides.”

Contact Information

UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office
Bldg. 164, P.O. Box 110710
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-4721
FAX: (352) 846-0206


Dr. Fred Fishel, Professor of Agronomy and Director, Pesticide Information Office, University of Florida/IFAS. Dr. Fishel has served as Director of the UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office since 2005. His current appointment is 90% extension and 10% teaching. The extension component has the primary responsibility of developing study materials and certification exams for applicators of restricted use pesticides to meet state licensing requirements. Other responsibilities reside in developing general pesticide education materials and support of county extension agent programming on the local level. The teaching component involves developing, maintaining, and teaching a graduate level course, IPM 5305, “Principles of Pesticides” each spring semester. Prior to this current position, Dr. Fishel had been in a similar position at the University of Missouri - Columbia since 1993.

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