The Division of Crop and Pest Services is responsible for the regulation of the agricultural industry and pesticide application services in Massachusetts through the diligent inspection, examination, licensing, registration, quarantine, and enforcement of laws, regulations and orders.
The Pesticide Program is a part of the Division of Crop & Pest Services of the Department of Agricultural Resources. The Pesticide Program carries out the day to day responsibilities of regulating pesticides in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Pesticide Program also acts as support staff for the Pesticide Board and Pesticide Board Subcommittee.
- The State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (the Board) is housed within the Department of Agricultural Resources. The Board oversees mosquito control in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including 9 regional programs.
The Apiary Program is a part of the Division of Crop & Pest Services of the Department of Agricultural Resources. It has been established to promote and sustain apiculture in the Commonwealth by providing support to honey beekeepers, pesticide applicators, farmers, land managers, educators, regulators and government officials. It also performs inspections on request.