Guide to state pesticide requirements

Use this guide to find a summary of your state's pesticide requirements

Please note: State pesticide information is available only to GCSAA members

Golf course superintendents utilize pesticides as part of a system of integrated pest management to control pests and maintain healthy turf. The safe and responsible use of pesticides, and the continued availability of effective products, is a priority for GCSAA and its members. This tool offers a state-by-state look at pesticide regulations covering applicator licensing, recordkeeping, posting and notification, and reciprocity.


This pesticide database is published by the GCSAA government relations department and is designed to help those involved in golf course management stay informed about regulations and laws that affect the profession. The pesticide database is offered for educational and informational purposes and is advisory only. Compliance with state and federal environmental laws is the responsibility of each individual. Information in the database was gathered from information provided by the appropriate regulatory entity in each state. Information placed on these Web pages is not official and is not intended to replace any official source. If you have questions or need more information please contact the GCSAA government relations department at 800-472-7878.