Plant Industries

Serving the citizens of Arkansas and the agricultural and business communities by providing information and unbiased enforcement of laws and regulations set by the Arkansas State Plant Board

Proposed Rules

The Arkansas State Plant Board is proposing adoption of the following:

  • The Arkansas State Plant Board is proposing changes to the Arkansas Rules on Pesticide Use and Classification.  The proposed changes will be to consider changes for the use of dicamba in the State of Arkansas.  The proposed rule change may be viewed here.
  • Arkansas State Plant Board Rules Regarding the Adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbooks.  Ark. Code Ann. § 4-18-303 provides that NIST “shall be the primary state standard for weights and measures”.  The Bureau of Standards is charged with the duty to enforce weights and measures standards in the state, and this rule informs those subject to regulation what the standards are. Click here to view the proposed rule.

Comments may be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, ATTN:  Nikhil Soman, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205, or emailed to nikhil.soman@agriculture.arkanas.gov.

  • Arkansas Regulations on Pesticide Use.  To establish cutoff dates for late season permits for dicamba applications east of the Mississippi River levee that will comply with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Click here to view the proposed rule.

Comments may be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, ATTN:  Susie Nichols, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205, or emailed to susie.nichols@agriculture.arkansas.gov.

  • Arkansas Pesticide Use and Application Act.  The Environmental Protection Agency now requires that restricted use pesticide applicators must be at least 18 years old. Click here to view the proposed rule.

Comments may be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, ATTN:  Susie Nichols, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205, or emailed to susie.nichols@agriculture.arkansas.gov.

Comments will be accepted beginning March 6, 2021, until the close of business April 4, 2021.

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