State and Federal Restricted Use Pesticides
The United States Environmental Protection Agency designates certain pesticides as Restricted Use Only.
These are the products with the greatest risk to human health or the environment.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture has the authority to designate State Restricted Use Pesticides. Any herbicide product that contains one or more of the following active ingredients is a Colorado State Restricted Use Pesticide. These were designated as state RUP's due to the potential for these long-residual herbicides to damage desirable plants when used by untrained applicators:
- Sodium Chlorate
- Sodium Metaborate
Federal and State RUPs can only be distributed by licensed pesticide dealers to licensed applicators. Restricted Use Pesticides can only be used by licensed applicators.
Federal Restricted Use Pesticide List -- PDF Format
Federal Restricted Use Pesticide List -- Excel Format
State Restricted Use Pesticide List -- PDF Format
State Restricted Use Pesticide List -- Excel Format