This site provides information about pesticide recordkeeping. You may be asking, “Why should we keep records of pesticide applications?” There are several answers to that question.
- Federal and state laws require you keep application records for restricted-use pesticides, or in some cases for all pesticide applications made by a certified applicator.
- Application records demonstrate applicator professionalism by documenting legal use, and the safety, care, and concern taken when making the application.
- Records serve to refresh applicators’ memories of procedures, timing, and implemented precautions.
- They are also extremely important business tools that are useful in tracking inventories, informing the workforce of pesticide applications, and when used in conjunction with pest monitoring records, they allow the applicator to evaluate the effectiveness of the applications.
Follow these links for Recordkeeping information:
- Application Recordkeeping — Why keep records of pesticide applications?
- Private Applicator Requirements — Learn about requirements for farmers.
- Requirements for Non-Private Applicators — Non-private certified applicators must keep records.
- Smart Items to Record — Here are some good guidelines of items to record that are not required.
- Inspection of Records — Regulators inspect records, here are guidelines for being inspection ready.
- Benefits of Recordkeeping — Benefits of records increase as more information is recorded.
- Fact Sheets and Web Sites — Helpful sites and fact sheets.
Authored by Carol Ramsay