Agricultural vs. Structural Pesticide Law. What School IPM Coordinators Should Know. Agricultural Law chap 76.102 Agencies rspnsbl. For Licensing Pesticide Applicators. The department shall license pesticide applicators involved in the following license use categories:
Agricultural vs. Structural Pesticide Law
What School IPM Coordinators Should Know
The department shall license pesticide applicators involved in the following license use categories:
1 agricultural pest control;
2 forest pest control;
3 ornamental and turf;
4 seed treatments;
(1) a commercial, noncomm or private applicator
(2) acts under the supervision of…
(a) A person is a private applicator if the person uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticide or regulated herbicide for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity…
In this chapter, a person is engaged in the “business of structural pest control” if the person performs… including services performed as part of the person’s employment
(1) identifying infestations or making inspections…indentify infestations of:
(a) pests in households and structures
(b) more pests of pests in trees shrubs, etc. in a park or residence, or business….
(2) Making oral or written inspections or reports, recommendations, estimates, or bids…. Or
(3) …performing pest control services….
…does not apply to a school
(a) Except as provided by 1951.212 and 1951.457(c) , this chapter does not apply to:
2) a person who performs pest control work on growing plants, trees, shrubs, grass, or other horticultural plants or rights-of-way if the person:
(a) is employed by a poli-sub or a cemetery
(b) is engaged in pest control work or vegetation mngmnt for the poli-sub or cemetery
(c) holds a “TDA” commercial or noncom license.
(a) except as provided by sections 1951.212 and 1951.457(c) this chapter does not apply to a person or the person’s employee who is engaged in the business of agriculture….
(a) The department shall establish standards for an IPM program for the use of pesticides, herbicides and other chemical agents to control pests, rodents, insects, and weeds at the school buildings and other facilities of school districts…
In preparation for your talk next week, something you may want to consider. Crosby ISD was inspected, the inspector took a tour of the greenhouse and informed the coordinator that the teacher needed to have a license in order to apply products to the plants in the greenhouse.
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