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The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is designated as the state’s lead agency in the regulation of pesticide use and application. The LDAF's Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division is responsible for licensing and training pesticide applicators, overseeing worker protection, registering pesticides for sale in the state and working to minimize unnecessary impacts by pests to agriculture and society in general while protecting human health, the environment, and endangered and threatened species as mandated by the federal law. 

The mission of the Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division ensures the proper labeling, distribution, storage, transportation, use, application, and disposal of pesticides within the state of Louisiana through fair and equitable implementation and enforcement of all applicable state and federal laws.

Through the Advisory Commission on Pesticides and the Structural Pest Control Commission, the division investigates and brings actions against those charged with violations of pesticide laws, rules and regulations.

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Kevin Wofford


Tyrone Dudley
Assistant Director

David Fields
Assistant Director

Lisa Gautreaux
Administrative Coordinator,
Pesticide Enforcement & Inspection

Marty Pousson
Administrative Coordinator,
Pesticide Certification & Training

Harry Schexnayder
Administrative Coordinator,
Pesticide/Pharmaceutical Registration,
Organic Certification & Food Safety

Fran McVea
Administrative Secretary


Mailing Address 
P.O. Box 3596
Baton Rouge, LA  70821-3596

Phone: 225-925-3763
Fax: 225-925-3760 

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