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Pesticides, Plants, and Animal Feed

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Pesticides, Plants, and Animal Feed

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division is responsible for protecting human, animal, and environmental health through the regulation of plants and plant products, animal feed, fertilizer, and pesticides. In addition, the Division fosters economic development through the certification of Michigan-grown agricultural commodities and forest products for interstate and international trade. These programs are key to promoting the interests of the residents of Michigan and supporting the state’s $104.7 billion food and agriculture industry.

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Plant Health

Protecting agricultural and environmental resources through the early detection and management of invasive species and the inspection of plants and plant products for pests and diseases, while facilitating international and domestic commerce. Look below for more information on our various plant health sections.

Plant Health
agrichemical bulk storage

Agrichemical Bulk Storage

Regulating commercial facilities storing bulk agrichemicals and private facilities storing bulk liquid fertilizers by requiring tank containment, a mixing and loading pad, and an emergency response plan.

Agrichemical Bulk Storage
Animal Feed

Animal Feed Safety

Protecting human and animal health by assuring feed products are safe and wholesome, with no contaminants and proper labeling.

Animal Feed Safety
Fertilizer and Liming

Fertilizer and Liming Materials

Regulating the manufacturers and distributors of fertilizers, soil conditioners, and liming materials for both farm and non-farm use and assures fertilizers are meeting their labeled guarantees.

Fertilizer and Liming Materials
Application for Industrial Hemp Growing Site Certification

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Offering unbiased, third-party grading services and verification of fruit and vegetable quality based, as well as performing USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits.

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection
Hemp

Industrial Hemp

Managing industrial hemp grower registration and cultivation in Michigan.

Industrial Hemp