Tennessee Master Gardeners are not to advertise their names or their places of business, nor to be listed on the advertisements of business places as Master Gardeners. This is a University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service public service program.Appearing as a commercial activity, having association with commercial products, or giving implied University Extension Service endorsements of any product or place of business is improper.

In making recommendations which include the use of chemicals (e.g. insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides), Tennessee Master Gardeners must follow published Agricultural Extension Service recommendations.  Use of other pesticide recommendations is NOT approved.  Cultural problems which are not specifically covered by Agricultural Extension Service recommendationsmay be handled by suggesting treatment which an experience Master Gardener considersappropriate.  Questions concerning commercial production and crops and pest control on such crops are to be referred to the local county Extension Agent.