Do I have to keep records of my pesticide applications?
Commercial/Public applicators must maintain records for each application. Private applicators are required to maintain records only for applications of restricted use pesticides (the Federal Worker Protection Standard requires records to be kept on all pesticide applications for growers that employ workers or handlers). All pesticide application records must completed within 24 hours of the pesticide application and be maintained for three years. The records must contain the following information:
- the date of application, and for those pesticides specifying a reentry period, the hour of completion
- the name and address of the application site (commercial applicators must also record the name and address of the customer if it differs from the application site)
- the brand name, EPA registration number, amount, and rate or dosage of each pesticide used
- size and identification of the area treated for agronomic crop applications
- the names and certification numbers of all persons involved with the application
- in addition to the information listed above, agronomic crop application records must also include restricted reentry interval and crop treated.