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Montana Pesticide Product Registration

The Montana Pesticide Act requires that any pesticide sold, distributed, offered for sale, purchased, given away, used or applied in the state must be registered by the state Department of Agriculture.

Pesticides registered by the state include algaecides, aquatic herbicides, avicides, disinfectants, fungicides, fumigants, herbicides, insecticides, nematocides, predacides, piscicides, rodenticides, repellents and wood preservatives, as well as section 25(b) minimum risk pesticides. Montana does not currently register pesticide devices or adjuvants.

New pesticides may be registered at any time; all renewals are due January 1st of each year. Requirements for new product registrations are electronic copies of the label and SDS (can be submitted via ALSTAR, email or CD), a signed application form (can be found at the bottom of this page), and a registration fee. Fees can be mailed or paid online.

Updated labels and M/SDSs should be emailed to elenajohnson@mt.gov or mailed to Montana Department of Agriculture on a CD.

We require separate registrations for products with various scents and pet sizes. We do NOT require separate registrations for products with multiple container sizes unless the directions for use vary according to the container.

Definitions

The EPA defines a pesticide as "Any substance or mixture of substances intended for: preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest."

Pests are defined by the EPA as "living organisms that occur when they are not wanted or that cause damage to crops or humans or other animals. Examples include: insects, mice and other animals, unwanted plants (weeds), fungi, microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, and prions."

Types of Registrations

Section 3

The majority of pesticides registered in the United States fall under FIFRA Section 3. Each pesticide registration is for a specific, labeled use of a particular formulation which is supported by research data. Before receiving EPA registration, pesticides are required to go through an extensive environmental, health and safety evaluation by the EPA. Once a pesticide has received EPA approval and registration, it can be registered in the state if there is a use for it.

Minimum Risk, Section 25(b)

Section 25(b) pesticides are considered minimum risk pesticides and are exempt from federal registration; however, they still require state registration in Montana. 25(b) products may not be sold in the state prior to being registered, refer to the Montana Requirements for 25(b) Product Registrations for more details. For further background information, refer to FIFRA 25(b) Minimum Risk Products: Notice 2000-6.

Special Local Need, Section 24(c)

24(c) registrations are for state specific pesticide uses that do not have a Section 3 registration. These registrations require a more extensive review process than Section 3 and 25(b) registrations as they include product uses that have not been reviewed and approved by the EPA. Refer to our 24(c) Guidelines for more details on the application process and requirements. Current 24(c) registrations and labels can be viewed under the Special Registrations tab below.

Section 18

Section 18 registrations provide exemptions from pesticide registration under emergency conditions. An emergency is considered an urgent, non-routine situation. Refer to our Section 18 Guidelines for details.

EUP

Experimental Use Permits are available under FIFRA Section 5 to do field-testing on products before they receive Section 3 registration. EUPs establish conditions for the transportation, application, and disposal of pesticide material used in tests. Pesticides with EUPs are not to be sold or distributed other than through approved participants in the test program. For more details on EUPs, refer to EPA's Pesticide Registration Manual: Chapter 12- Applying for an Experimental Use Permit.

2(ee) Recommendations

Section 2(ee) recommendations allow pesticide users to apply pesticides under limited conditions not specified on the product label. While the recommendations do not require additional state registrations, they are considered part of the label and must be consistent with FIFRA Section 3 labeling requirements. Montana does not require registration or approval of section 2(ee) use recommendations. We request that registrants send us all 2(ee) bulletins for our records. For more details on 2(ee) recommendations, visit the EPA website.

State Pesticide Registration Specialist: Contact Montana’s Pesticide Registration Specialist by email or phone at 406-444-5471.

Fees

  • Annual Product Registration: $185.00 per product
  • Special Registrations: $90.00 per product

 

 

Special Local Needs 24(c) Labels

Special pesticide registrations are initiated by Montana growers or grower associations in a cooperation with department, specialists in pesticides and pest management, and pesticide registrants. Special Local Needs 24(c) labels are ongoing registrations designed to fit Montana pest and environmental needs. Section 18 Emergency Exemptions are temporary registrations to handle pest emergencies.

Applicators are required to have the Section 18 and 24(c) labels in their possession when making application under these labels.

Note: All labels are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

Fungicides

Herbicides

Insecticides

Repellents

Rodenticides

Piscicides


 

Section 18 Emergency Exemptions

Sec. 18 No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
         

 

 

Fungicides

SLN No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
MT-09-0001 Sugar Beets - Cercospora Super Tin 80WP Fungicide United Phosphorus 09-0001
MT-11-0001 Canola - White mold/sclerotinia stem rot via chemigation Quash Fungicide  Valent 11-0001

 

 

Herbicides

SLN No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
MT-96-0001 Seed Alfalfa - control of Canada thistle, Mayweed & other weeds Basagran Herbicide BASF 96-0001
MT-01-0002 Alfalfa for seed - control of nightshad and dodder in established fields Sonalan HFP Dow AgroSciences 01-0002
MT-03-0010 Alfalfa for seed - control of quackgrass Fusilade DX Herbicide Syngenta 03-0010
MT-06-0003 Lentils - weed control Sonalan 10G Dow AgroSciences 06-0003
MT-06-0007 Flax - pre-harvest aid for weed control Touchdown CT Syngenta 06-0007
MT-12-0003 Canola - 3 applications for use on canola seed production of canola plants that do not carry a gene that imparts tolerance to Glufosinate-ammonium Liberty 280 SL Herbicide Bayer CropScience

12-0003

MT-13-0001 Seed Alfalfa - for use as a harvest aid in alfalfa grown for seed Gramoxone SL 2.0 Syngenta 13-0001
MT-14-0001 Fallow and Eco-Fallow Cropland - for control of Kochia, Russian Thistle, Pigweeds and Lambsquarters Authority MTZ DF FMC 14-0001
MT-15-0002 Winter Wheat -control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds GoldSky Herbicide Dow Agroscience 15-0002


 

 

Insecticides

SLN No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
MT-89-0010 Alfalfa for seed - two spotted spider mite Comite Chemtura 89-0010
MT-168-0018 Alfalfa seed - to control lygus Dibrom 8 Emulsive AMVAC 99-0018
MT-00-0008 Alfalfa for seed - Control of aphids
and lygus bugs
Supercide 2e
(General & Restricted)
Gowan 00-0008
MT-03-0008 Alflafa for seed - certain aphids Fulfill Syngenta 03-0008
MT-05-0003 Alfafla seed - to control lygus and thrips Discipline 2EC  AMVAC 05-0003
MT-06-0001 Alflafa for seed - grasshoppers Dimilin 2L Insect Growth Regulator Chemtura 06-0001
MT-07-0002 Alfalfa for seed - Control of spider mites Onager Miticide Gowan 07-0002
MT-07-0005 Mint - Control of two-spotted spider mites Onager Miticide Gowan 07-0005
MT-10-0001 Sugar Beets - Cutworms, white grub, wireworm, flea beetle, and grasshopper Mustang Max EC Insecticide FMC Corp. 10-0001
MT-08-0003 Sheep - Control of midges to prevent bluetongue Python Insecticide Cattle Ear Tag Y-Tex Corp. 08-0003
MT-09-0003 Alfalfa for seed - Control of aphids
and lygus bugs
Beleaf 50 SG FMC Corp. 09-0003
MT-09-0004 Alfalfa for seed - Weevils, aphids,
thrips, spider mites, lygus bug
Bifentrue EC Agriculture
Insecticide
United Phosphorus 09-0004
MT-12-0004 Cherry - Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila Entrust SC Dow AgroScineces 12-0004
MT-12-0005 Cherry - Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila Entrust Dow AgroSciences 12-0005
MT-15-0001 Wheat - Wheat stem sawfly larvae Thimet 20G AMVAC 15-0001
MT-15-0003 Dried Shelled Peas and Beans- PPI control of Wireworm Capture LFR FMC 15-0003


 

 

Repellents

SLN No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
MT-13-0002 Protection of Field and Sweet Corn seed consumption by Sand Hill Cranes Avipel Liquid Seed Treatment ARKION LIFE SCIENCES 13-0002
MT-13-0003 Protection of Field and Sweet Corn seed consumption by Sand Hill Cranes Avipel Hopper Box (dry) Corn Seed Treatment ARKION LIFE SCIENCES 13-0003


 

 

Rodenticides

SLN No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
MT-89-0009 Ground Squirrel control by spot application in alfalfa and small grains and broadcast on rangeland ZP Rodent Bait Ag Bell Labs 89-0009
MT-05-0005 Prairie Dog - extended season applications for control of prairie dogs ZP Rodent Bait AG Bell Labs 05-0005
MT-10-0002 Ground Squirrel control using bait stations Ramik Green Bait HACCO, Inc. 10-0002
MT-00-0007 Ground Squirrel control in non-crop areas, rangelands, pastures, and in infested bareground areas within alfalfa, wheat, oat, or barley fields. Rozol Ground Squirrel Bait Liphatech 00-0007


 

 

Piscicides

SLN No.
Crop/Pest
Product Name
Company Name
Labels
MT-05-0002 Piscicide for control of non-native fish Prenfish Toxicant Envincio, LLC 05-0002

Pesticide Product Registration Forms & Files

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