The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the lead state agency for most aspects of pesticide environmental and regulatory functions, including Pesticide Product Registration. The authority for pesticide product registration is found in Minnesota Statutes § 18B.26.
General Pesticide Product Registration
- Pesticide Registration Requirements in Minnesota (FAQs)
- Application for Registration of New Pesticide Products (PDF)
- MDA Product Registration Lookup and Ag/Non-Ag Product Determination
- National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS)
- Guidelines for Repackaging Pesticides
Permits, Special Needs, Emergency Exemptions
- FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemptions
- FIFRA Section 24 (c), Special Local Needs
- Experimental Use Permit Requirements
- MPCA Pesticide NPDES Permit Information
Pesticide Use and Sales in Minnesota
Pesticide Special Registration Review
The MDA is conducting state-level reviews of pesticide registrations by routinely learning more about new pesticides and conducting expanded reviews to better understand Minnesota-specific registration issues. The scope of these special registration reviews varies depending on the potential education, outreach, and enforcement needs identified by the MDA. The MDA reviews new active ingredients recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency along with currently registered pesticides that have significant new uses or have undergone a major label change. At times, more in-depth reviews are necessary to provide stakeholders and the MDA Commissioner with more information about specific pesticide products and issues.