Idaho Environmental Guide for Local Governments: Pesticides
Pesticide-laden water can travel through soil to ground water or run off to surface water. To minimize pesticide pollution to water, follow these practices:
- Develop and implement best management practices for pesticides.
- Assure that pesticide suppression activities acknowledge and incorporate the state and federal rules and regulations for air, water, waste, and the overall environment.
- Assure that streams and surface waters are avoided when pesticides are applied to the land.
- Review the suggestions in the ponds section.
Contact the Idaho State Department of Agriculture for more information; it is the state regulatory agency responsible for administering the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in Idaho and the pesticide disposal program.