Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Introduction to the Pesticide Program

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food administers the Utah Pesticide Control Act, which regulates the registration and use of pesticides in Utah. This Act authorizes pesticide registration requirements and the pesticide applicator certification program.

UDAF has primacy for pesticide enforcement under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in Utah. UDAF administers sections of FIFRA under which programs are developed and implemented by cooperative grant agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These programs include the Worker Protection Program, Endangered Species Program, Ground Water/Pesticide Protection Program, Certification Program, and Pesticide Enforcement. 

The Utah pesticide program has been working with Utah pesticide businesses, government agencies and farmers for over a hundred years by overseeing the application of pesticides throughout our beautiful state. Our Pesticide website has information and links for first time licensees, returning pesticide licensees, pesticide business licensees and pesticide product registration. These links provide further detailed information to help aid in answering your pesticide related questions. Enjoy your time exploring our site and thank you for visiting the State of Utah Pesticide website.

Henry Nahalewski, Program Manager