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Pesticide Regulation

As part of the Clemson Division of Regulatory Services, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) regulates the registration, distribution, sale, and use of pesticides in South Carolina.  DPR works closely with the US EPA to ensure that pesticides are used in accord with state and federal laws.  A major part of our duties are centered in the safe and proper use of pesticides to ensure protection of the environment and human health.  We inspect private pesticide applicators (farmers), municipalities, businesses, and others who use pesticide across the state.  Most of these applicators must have a pesticide license in order to legally apply pesticides.  This license requires individuals to pass a written exam and participate in continuing education programs related to pesticide safety.   

To learn more about DPR please visit our web site:

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) 

FAQ Page

Clemson Regulatory Services Division Director: Dr. Steve Cole

Clemson Department of Pesticide Regulation Head: Mike Weyman

EPA Pesticide Information

US Geologic Survey Pesticide Information (NAWQA):

Pesticide Related Education
Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs including agriculture and natural resources. With offices in all 46 counties of the state, Extension works to help educate citizens on the safe and proper use of pesticides.  Clemson Extension also encourages Integrated Pest Management practices that might help reduce pesticide use.  Specifically, Clemson Extension offers educational programs in the following areas: 

Water Resources: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/water/index.html

Agronomy: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/agronomy/index.html

Horticulture: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/horticulture/index.html

Pesticide Safety Education:


Fact Sheets and More (Home and Garden Information Center):


Clemson Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator: Mrs. Katie Moore http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/faculty_staff/profiles/kcrouch





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