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Nursery/Dealer and Pesticide Licensing and Inspections


Michigan law states that any person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation engaged in the business of growing, selling, or reshipping winter-hardy perennial plants must be licensed. Our licensing agency is the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development or go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1569_16993_16998---,00.html for more information.

Explanation of Nursery License Types

Nursery Stock Inspection Requirements

Explanation of Inspection Fees

Nursery Stock Licensing FAQ

Michigan's Plant Pest Quarantines

Michigan's Insect and Plant Disease Act, Act 189 of 1931

Nursery Stock Shipping Requirements

Prohibited and Restricted Weeds



Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, P.A. 451, As Amended, and Regulation 636, As Amended, require individuals to be either a certified pesticide applicator or registered applicator to apply a pesticide for a commercial purpose or in the course of his or her employment.  A person may apply a general use pesticide for a private agricultural purpose without being a certified applicator or registered applicator.
A private agricultural applicator, who plans to use a restricted-use pesticide product, may apply for a private pesticide applicator certification credential.

Please either CLICK HERE for the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development website for all information about Pesticides.