The Landscape Pesticide Registry is now available to sign up for the 2018 growing season, and participants will find a new, easier online registration this year.
You can request that commercial lawn care companies notify you before they apply pesticides to lawns, trees and shrubs on the block where you live, or on blocks immediately adjacent to yours. Participation in the registry is free.
You can register online until Feb. 1 at mydatcp.wi.gov. Search for “landscape registry” and click on the link that says there is a new website.
If you are already an active user of the registry, you should have received an email from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reminding you to renew your participation with instructions and the new web address. Just for this year, you will need to set up a new password, and you will need to provide the addresses again. You’ll be able to view an interactive map to determine addresses of the properties for which you want notification. In successive years, these properties will be in the system and you will only have to indicate that you want to keep them on your notification list.
New users will follow the same steps of setting up a password and then choosing the addresses for which they want notification. You may continue adding addresses until Feb. 1, when the registry will be closed to the public so department staff can review it for ineligible addresses. It will take effect March 15, when pesticide applicators will be able to search it to find out if any of their clients’ addresses have been listed.
The registry applies only to commercial landscape applications. Homeowners or landlords who do their own applications are not covered by the notification requirements, nor are applications to the inside or outside of buildings. The registry does not allow for notification of pesticide use in agriculture, or for you to be notified about applications around your workplace or your children’s school or day care center.