The North Dakota Department of Agriculture can approve the use of pesticides for localized pest problems or emergency pest situations outside of the full registration process. Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) permits the Department to approve Special Local Need (SLN) registrations to address pest problems that may be unique to North Dakota. Section 18 of FIFRA permits the Department to apply to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an emergency exemption to allow short-term use of a pesticide to address an emergency pest situation. 

For more information on Section 24(c) registrations and Section 18 exemptions, please refer to the document "North Dakota Department of Agriculture Pesticide Registration and Exemption Guidelines". 

A listing of the currently active Section 24(c) registrations can be found on the North Dakota pesticide registration database (link below). A listing of the currently active Section 18 exemptions can be found here along with the emergency use directions:

Brand Name Crop Active Ingredient Target Pest(s) Newsrelease Use Directions Effective Dates
HopGuard II Beehives Hop Beta Acids Varroa mites   Use_Directions.pdf 2/4/2015 to 12/31/2015

For further information, please contact:

  • Jerry Sauter
    Acting Division Director
    ND Dept of Agriculture
    600 E Boulevard Dept 602
    Bismarck ND 58505-0020
    Phone: (701) 328-2980
    FAX: (701) 328-4567