Pesticide Registration

Registration Information by Type of Pesticide

The pesticide registration process includes many common elements, but some aspects are specific to the pesticide category. The categories that are important for the registration process are:

  • Conventional pesticides, includes all ingredients other than biological pesticides and antimicrobial pesticides.
  • Antimicrobial pesticides, substances or mixtures of substances used to destroy or suppress the growth of harmful microorganisms whether bacteria, viruses, or fungi on inanimate objects and surfaces.
  • Biopesticides, types of pesticides derived from certain natural materials.
  • Inert ingredients, substances contained in pesticides in addition to the active ingredient(s).

Each category has different criteria for pre-submission meetings, registration requirements, work plans and more.

See general information about ingredients used in pesticide products.