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Pesticide programs at MDA regulate the sale, use, and disposal of pesticides. The PFMD division monitors the use and environmental impact of pesticides and develops best management practices to protect human health and the environment.
Pesticides have a broad range of uses. A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or lessening the damage of any pest and may be a chemical substance or a biological agent. Pesticides are often used to control weeds, insects, and plant diseases. Other pesticides registered for use in Minnesota are chemicals not commonly thought of as pest control agents, such as bleach and antimicrobial household sprays used to sanitize surfaces. When applying pesticides always read and follow the label.
Links to all pesticide program areas and related topics:
Pesticide Regulation & Enforcement
Applicator & Dealer Licensing & Certification
Application Notification Requirements
MPCA Pesticide NPDES Permit Information
Pesticide Management, Education & Outreach
Best Management Practices
Safety - Preventing Pesticide Exposure
Human Health, Environmental Impacts & Use Information
Spills, Contamination & Emergency Response
Water Quality Testing & Monitoring
Human Health & Safety
Use & Sales Data
Databases & Links
Databases & Data Sets
Other Pesticide Related Links
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com