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Pesticides

The Texas Department of Agriculture is designated as the state’s lead agency in the regulation of pesticide use and application.  TDA is responsible for licensing and training pesticide applicators, overseeing worker protection, registering pesticides for sale in the state and working to minimize unnecessary impacts to agriculture while enhancing protection of endangered and threatened species.

The Structural Pest Control Service licenses applicators who apply pesticides in and around structures.

Convenience Testing for Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Exams June 1, 2014
TDA has partnered with PSI Services LLC to administer TDA agricultural pesticide applicator exams which began June 1.  Convenience testing offers more opportunities to test at a date and location convenient to applicators.  Applicants for a license will complete an application and submit license fees to TDA.  After they receive an account number from TDA, they will be able to go to PSI’s web site or call 800-733-9267 and register for the test at one of 22 locations. This will expand the number of testing opportunities, reduce the wait time for exam sessions and increase flexibility and convenience in scheduling exams. 

Please see the information pages for complete information about how to obtain a license. 
     Private Pesticide Applicator                 
    Commercial/Noncommercial/Noncommercial Political Subdivision

   Other Texas Agencies
Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service
Regulates fertilizer.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Provides education for consumers, including questions about pests and what pesticide to use  
Landscape Irrigation 
A person who sells, designs, installs, maintains, alters, repairs, or services an irrigation system or consults in these activities must be licensed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

TDA News

COMISIONADO DE AGRICULTURA DE TEXAS SID MILLER SE REÚNE CON MINISTRO DE ECONÓMICA DE MÉXICO PARA SALVAR EXPANSIÓN FERROVIARIA PLANIFICADA A TRAVÉS DE TEXAS
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, El Comisionado de Agricultura de Texas, Sid Miller, se reunió ayer con la Ministra de Economica de México, Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, a través de una videoconferencia para instar al gobierno mexicano a reconsiderar su plan para desviar la expansión ferroviaria y portuaria del Corredor T-MEC lejos de Texas. Esta nueva línea férrea conectará el puerto mexicano de Mazatlán con la ciudad canadiense de Winnipeg y creará nuevas oportunidades económicas para las ciudades en la ruta. Originalmente se esperaba que la ruta pasara por Laredo.  [More]
 
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER MEETS WITH MEXICAN ECONOMIC MINISTER TO SAVE PLANNED RAIL EXPANSION THROUGH TEXAS
Monday, August 29, 2022, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller met with Mexican Economic Minister Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo last week via video conference to urge the Mexican government to reconsider their plan to reroute the T-MEC Corridor rail and port expansion away from Texas.  [More]
 
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