Pesticides and PARC

The Pesticide and Fertilizer Programs regulate the sale and use of pesticides and fertilizers in Oregon with the following goals:

  • Protect people and the environment from any adverse effects of pesticide use while maintaining the availability of pesticides for beneficial uses
  • Assure that effective fertilizer, agricultural mineral, agricultural amendment, and lime products are provided for agricultural and consumer uses​

Hot topics

Recent pesticide advisories

ODA Pesticide Bulletin — Fall Issue (2017)

In this issue: Stakeholder groups offer suggestions for Worker Protection Standard; ODA eradication projects take aim at gypsy moths and Japanese beetles; a look at the Pesticide Safety Education Program; Pesticide use at schools: an overview and a new Integrated Pest Management resource; don't wait to earn recertification credits; take precautions when you spray to avoid damage by dicamba; plus, fertilizer and pesticide violation lists. Pesticide fall newsletter

ODA Pesticide Bulletin — Spring Issue (2018)

In this issue: Information about Dicamba: what you need to know; Page to lead Natural Resources Program Area; Bee Project makes it easier to find pollinator resources; bill changes pesticide penalties and licensing; waste pesticide collection events scheduled; a look at ODA's citizen advocate and liaison; and Forest Practices Act has rules for herbicide applications. Pesticide spring newsletter

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​Contact​​

To report a pesticide incident that has impacted people, animals, bees, or the environment, call 503-986-6470. ​​Your phone call will be routed 24 hours a day to 211 info specialists, who will take your information. PARC staffers will contact you within one business day.​​

Pesticide Program
Main Office
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735
Fertilizer Program
Main Office
Phone: 503-986-4637
Fax: 503-986-4735