Record keeping

Farmer reviewing records on an iPad.


  • Check with your state pesticide regulatory agency for additional training and application requirements imposed by your state
  • Records required for each application of these products.

e.g., if 10 fields are sprayed, 10 sets of records are required, including if the same field is sprayed twice

  • Commercial pesticide applicators are required to maintain records of restricted use pesticide applications for 3 years (Regulation 636, Rule 15(1)).
  • Private applicators do not have a recordkeeping requirement in State of Michigan law.
    • However, USDA requires that records of restricted use pesticides must be recorded no later than 14 days following a federally restricted use pesticide application and must be maintained for 2 years following the application in accordance with the 1990 Farm Bill.