Welcome to the Division of Plant Health
The Ohio Department of Agriculture's Division of Plant Health houses the Grain Warehouse, Feed & Seed, Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation, and Plant Pest Control sections, which are responsible for many consumer- and farmer-protections regulations. Staff members' duties include registering pesticides, licensing pesticide applicators, investigating pesticide use complaints, verifying label statements on feed and fertilizers, monitoring the financial stability of grain elevators, testing germination of packaged seeds, inspecting honey bee colonies, regulating plant nursery stock, and working with USDA-APHIS and the U.S. Forest Service to control invasive pest species. Our goal is to hold businesses which produce, process, and distribute plant-based agricultural products to high standards of integrity and safety.
Use our Resources
Information about the department's various programs as well as forms, applications and fact sheets can all be found in the resources section.
ODA, Ohio Christmas Tree Association Send Ohio Christmas Trees to Troops Overseas
Operation Evergreen now in its 27th year.
Extension for Ohio’s Pesticide Certification and Training Plan
The deadline for ODA's C&T Plan updates has been extended until November 4, 2023.
Updates to Ohio’s Pesticide Certification and Training Plan
ODA’s existing plan remains in effect until US EPA approves the proposed plan modifications, or until those plans expire on November 4, 2022, whichever is earlier. However, it is likely that the US EPA imposed deadline will be extended further as final approvals are sought.
Asian Longhorn Beetle - What To Know
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