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South Dakota Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program http://sdda.sd.gov/farming-ranching-agribusiness/pesticide-program/

Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:

Registered Pesticides http://www.kellysolutions.com/SD/pesticideindex.htm, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations
http://sdda.sd.gov/farming-ranching-agribusiness/pesticide-program/pesticide-program-pesticide-product-registration/, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing
http://sdda.sd.gov/farming-ranching-agribusiness/pesticide-program/pesticide-program-pesticide-applicator-and-dealer-certification-licensing-and-education/, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 5 years) is also provided.

Forest landowners wishing to apply general use OR restricted use pesticides must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator. If you use only general use pesticides on your property, you are exempt from certification and licensing if you meet the following requirement: producing an agricultural commodity or commodities with gross annual receipts of less than $1,000.

Private applicator certification is obtained by attending certification training, taking an on-line test or completing a home study course provided by local county extension agents.

South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/extension/pat/index.cfm

Provides pesticide applicator training and administers certification examinations (for those who prefer to not take the exam online.)

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