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South Dakota Department of Agriculture 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, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, 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

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

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