Pesticide Program

Program Information

Our goal is to assure safe and effective storage, use and disposal of pesticide products.

The SD Department of Agriculture, by agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is responsible for enforcing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). (7 U.S.C. §136 et seq.) FIFRA relates directly to the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of pesticide products.

The Department is also responsible for the state pesticide law (SDCL 38-20A), the agricultural pesticide application law (SDCL 38-21), and pesticide administrative rules (ARSD 12:56).

Enforcement

Department of Agriculture representatives inspect pesticide manufacturers, distributors, dealers and applicators to assure compliance with state and federal laws.

Pesticide damage complaints filed with the Department are investigated for possible violations. More than 100 pesticide damage complaints are investigated annually.

Violation of laws or rules may result in denial, revocation or suspension of a person’s pesticide license or certification, prosecution as a class 2 misdemeanor, or civil penalties of up to $5,000.

Poison Control Information

Laws and Regulations

Pesticide Related Sites


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