various licensing procedures and keep you up to date on all your licensing needs.
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.
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.