Agricultural Sciences Division

Technical Services Bureau


The Technical Services Bureau provides Licensing and Registration in these program areas:



  • Commodity Dealer & Warehouse
  • Feed Dealer License
  • Fertilizer Dealer License
  • Pesticide Applicator and Dealer
  • Produce Sale License
  • Nursery Stock Sale License
  • Seed Dealer License



  • Alfalfa Leaf Cutter Bee Registration
  • Honeybee Registration
  • Feed Product Registration
  • Fertilizer Product Registration
  • Pesticide Product Registration



Other responsibilities of the bureau include:


Pesticide Program: The pesticide program provides compliance assistance and enforcement of pesticide laws in regulations through routine inspections of pesticide users and investigations of pesticide accidents, misuse and spills. The pesticide program provides training and certification of pesticide applicators and dealers through department sponsored training and department approved industry training courses. Training and education are provided for worker protection related to pesticide use. The pesticide program conducts events for pesticide disposal and plastic pesticide container recycling.


Groundwater Protection and Monitoring: The ground water program monitors groundwater throughout Montana for the presence of agricultural chemicals and may implement ground water protection measures if needed.


Special Pesticide Registrations: Provides for the use of pesticides in Montana for emergency pest problems under Section 18 of the Federal, Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and for special local needs under Section 24(c) of FIFRA.


Vertebrate Pest Program: Provide information and training for the management of field rodents (ground squirrels, pocket gophers, prairie dogs, voles), birds, bats, and other nuisance vertebrate animals. The program provides specific training to applicators in the use of M-44 devices and Livestock Protection Collars.


Endangered Species Protection: Provides information, training and consultation for the protection on Threatened and Endangered Species from the use of pesticides.




Technical Services Bureau

Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5400
Fax: (406) 444-9493


Published: 15. oktober 2010 12:50:00 MDT.
Last Modified: 26. februar 2014 09:16:14 MST