Easy-to-Use Pesticide Recordkeeping Resources

Easy-to-Use Pesticide Recordkeeping Resources

Required recordkeeping forms for pesticide applications need to be kept for at least three years.
Figure 1. A number of online resources are available to record details of pesticide applications. These records must be kept for at least three years.

A recordkeeping form for private pesticide applicators in Nebraska is available for free online. This form fits neatly on one page, includes all required parts of an RUP record, and can be printed as many times as needed. While recordkeeping is required for all restricted-use pesticide applications, applicators are encouraged to make records for general-use pesticide applications and fertilizer applications as well. Keeping detailed records can aid in decision-making throughout the season and from year-to-year.

A recordkeeping form for both private and commercial applications of RUP dicamba in Nebraska is available for free online from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. This form satisfies the advanced recordkeeping requirements for the following products:

  • XtendiMax® (EPA Reg. No. 524-617);
  • FeXapan™ (EPA Reg. No. 352-913); and
  • Engenia® (EPA Reg. No. 7969-345).

The two-page form includes space to sketch a map of the target site and calculate the buffer distances required by the products’ labels. Also included is a checklist for spray system cleanout compliance.

Note: There is no specific format required for pesticide application records. As long as the information required by federal and state regulations is recorded, records are considered compliant. The above forms offer applicators a convenient way to make and maintain complete records. In Nebraska, records must be kept for at least three years after an application.