Pesticide and Fertilizer Licensing

Overview

While pesticides and fertilizers provide important benefits to our land, if they are used or stored incorrectly these substances pose a threat to human health and the environment. Therefore, each state has different ways of regulating the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Laws and licensing procedures change frequently to keep up with expanding populations and technology.

Our licensing experts will help you navigate the various licensing procedures and keep you up to date on all your licensing needs.

Background

A new pesticide must be registered and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.). If a pesticide has already been federally approved, states may require specific licenses relating to its use and distribution. Many states have different ways of categorizing and licensing pesticide use. A commonly regulated activity is pesticide application on someone else’s property. There are different grades of licenses based on the role of the applicant including consultant, dealer, private applicator, etc. Many states have mandatory training and examinations for each type of pesticide license.

Fertilizer sales, distribution, and application are also subject to regulation by each state. Fertilizer product registrations usually require a chemical analysis of the product. It is common for a state to regulate any person who applies fertilizer for hire.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

The illegal use of pesticides and fertilizer place a grave risk on public health and safety. The penalties for unlicensed operation in either industry are high and vary depending on the violation. Large fines and license suspension are common penalties. Criminal penalties may also apply for repeat intentional violations.

How we help your business:

  1. Our specialists will help you get organized, get informed and get licensed.
  2. Our flat rate service fee will save you money by taking a time-consuming task off of your desk for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere.
  3. We will ensure that your agriculture industry application is filed correctly and that you are operating in compliance with the law. Let us do what we do best so your business can do what it does best.

More Resources:

- Registering pesticides
- Nutrient Management and Fertilizer


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