The revised Minnesota State Plan, updated to incorporate the federal Final Rule for commercial hemp regulation was approved by USDA and went into effect on May 6, 2021. Visit the USDA- AMS website to view the Minnesota Industrial Hemp Plan.

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit the Hemp Program.

Products Registered for Use on Hemp

All pesticides are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and before they can be used or sold in Minnesota they must be registered with the state. Since December 2019, EPA has approved adding hemp to the labeled use sites of 97 pesticide products as of August 10th 2022. However, not all pesticides registered on hemp by EPA are registered for use in Minnesota.

When determining if a product is legal for use on hemp in the state of Minnesota, growers must confirm that the products they are planning to use are registered for use on hemp in Minnesota. To do this, several steps should be taken:

  1. Ensure the product has been approved by the EPA for use on Hemp by consulting EPA Pesticide Products Registered for Use on Hemp.
  2. Check the products registration status with the state of Minnesota. This can be done one of three ways.
    1. The state of Minnesota’s Registered Product Search
      • Real time registration information
    2. The Kelly Solutions- Minnesota Agricultural Data Searches
      • Updated once a week
    3. The National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS).
      • Updated once a week

In addition to conventional pesticide products, hemp growers may be able to use certain minimum risk pesticide products which do not require EPA registration and the label language for these products does not prohibit their use on hemp. The MDA does not register minimum risk pesticides, but the department does regulate these pesticides and may take enforcement actions for violations of their label language. As with any other pesticide, the applicators should read and follow the label carefully when using minimum risk pesticides. For more information on minimum risk pesticides visit: EPA Minimum Risk Pesticides Exempted from FIFRA Registration.