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Plants

Division of Plant Industry

The Division of Plant Industry provides a broad array of programs and services related to crop production, environmental health, and export certification.  We are committed to a better quality of life by serving the citizens of Colorado, improving the environment, providing consumer protection and assuring the integrity of agriculture and related industries.​

Programs

Industrial Hemp

Industrial Hemp Water Supply Considerations

Colorado Industrial Hemp Program Main Web Page

Colorado Industrial Hemp Program Registrants List by County

Colorado Industrial Hemp CDA Approved Certified Seed Program

Colorado Industrial Hemp Laws and Rules

Colorado Industrial Hemp General Information

Colorado Industrial Hemp Forms and Reports

Organics

File a Complaint

Organic Cost Share Program

Organic Integrity Database

National Organic Program Rules

Organic Certifier Locator

Organic Resources

Organics Main Page

Pesticides

Pesticide News

Pollinator Workgroup

Driftwatch Program

Pesticide Safety and Protecting the Environment

Pesticide Advisory Committee

Worker Protection Standards

Special Local Needs Labels List

Pesticide Product Registrations Database

Restricted Use Pesticide Dealers

Pesticide Product Registration

Pesticide Sensitive Registry

Dicamba Training Information Extend Engenia FeXapan

Non Registered Applicator Training Modules

Pesticides In Or Near Waterways NPDES Info.

Pesticide Use In Cannabis Production

Pesticide Enforcement

Pesticide Certification and Licensing Program

Pesticides Main Landing Page

Seed Potatoes

Colorado Seed Potato Act Main Web Page

Quarantine for Late Blight, 8 CCR 1203-13

Colorado Seed Potato Act Advisory Committee

Colorado Seed Potato Act Rules

Colorado Seed Potato Act

Emerald Ash Borer Program

Emerald Ash Borer Program Main Web Page

Where has the EAB been found?

Diagnosing EAB and Other Ash Tree Damage

EAB Quick Guide

Options for safe handling of Ash-Tree

EAB Frequently Asked Questions

EAB Identification and Reporting

Apiary Program

Apiary Program Main Web Page

Pollinator Protection

Pesticide Safety

Native Pollinators

Managed Beehives

Local Research

Honey Bee Health Survey

Bee Laws and Regulations

Activities Beneficial to Pollinators

Marijuana and Pesticides

Email Sign Up For Cannabis Education News

Pesticides allowed for use on Cannabis

Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing Program

Cannabis General Information

Pesticide Use in Cannabis Production Information

Japanese Beetle Program

Japanese Beetle Quarantine and Nursery Law-Why?

Management Strategies for Private Property Owners

Prevention, Mitigation and Management of Japanese Beetle

Where is the Japanese Beetle?

Japanese Beetle Program Web Page

Pest Survey

EAB Colorado Photo Gallery

EAB Quarantine Information

EAB Incident Command Team Updates

EAB Identification and Reporting

Emerald Ash Borer

Pest Survey Main Page

Nursery

Nursery Registration

Nursery Inspections

Nursery Main Landing Page

Plant Exports

Inspections

Shipment of Turf, Nursery Stock, Bedding Plants to Western States

Shipment of Sweet Corn, Corn Grain, Green Beans, Mums

Plant Exports Main Page

Plant Imports

Plant Imports Main Page

Seeds

Seed labeling and Inspection

Seeds Division Main Page

Program Contacts

CDA Plants Division

Wondirad Gebru - Division Director
Phone: (303) 869-9052 Fax: (303) 466-2860

Apiary Program

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9073 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for the Apiary Program.

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey

Kristin Wolfe - Cooperative Pest Survey Coordinator
Phone: (303) 869-9076 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Exotic Pest surveys and data.

Emerald Ash Borer

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9073 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Emerald Ash Borer program.

Export Programs

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9070 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Phytosanitary Export Certificates, Plant Commodities, Seed, Produce and Plant Quarantines.

Cheryl Smith - Export Certification Specialist
Phone: (303) 869-9073 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Phytosanitary Export Certificates, Plant Commodities, Seed and Produce.

Brian Allen - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9071 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Applications for Phytosanitary Export Certificates and Certificates of Origin.

Caroline Baty-Barr - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9072 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Applications for Phytosanitary Export Certificates and Certificates of Origin.

Industrial Hemp Program

Email the Hemp Program Here: industrialhemp@state.co.us

Aubrey Kukral - Hemp Program Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9084 Fax: (303) 466-2860
General Program Information, Customer Service, Application Assistance

Sophia Manzo - Hemp Program Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9080 Fax: (303) 466-2860
General Program Information, Customer Service, Planting & Harvest Reports, Application Assistance

Jessica Quinn - Registration and Compliance Coordinator
Phone: (303) 869-9055 Fax: (303) 466-2860
(Pre-Planting Inquiries) Registration, Application, Customer Service, Records Requests

Margaret Foderaro - Inspection and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (303) 869-9078 Fax: (303) 466-2860
(Post-Planting Inquiries) Compliance Questions, Inspections, Planting & Harvest Reporting, Certified Hemp Seed, Outreach

Brian Koontz - Industrial Hemp Program Manager
Phone: (303) 869-9082 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Policy, Laws & Regulations

Laura Pottorff - Plant Health & Certification Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9070 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Policy, Laws & Regulations, Certified Seed, Seed & Nursery Law

Import Programs

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9070 Fax: (303) 466-2860

Cheryl Smith
Export/Import Certification Specialist
Phone: (303) 869-9073 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Phytosanitary Export Certificates, Plant Commodities, Seed and Produce.

Japanese Beetle Program

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9073 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Contact for the Japanese Beetle Program. Quarantines Program Coordinator.

Nursery Program

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9070 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for questions regarding the importation of plant commodities, interstate transport of house plants application and permits to move live plant pest and noxious weeds. Also for inspections for insect infestations and inspections for plant diseases.

cda_nursery@state.co.us - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9072 Fax: (303) 466-2860

Contact person for nursery registrations.

Organic Certification Program

Janis Kieft - Organic Program Manager
Phone: (303) 869-9074 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for certification questions and program information.

Alyssa Mack - Organic Certification Specialist
Phone: (303) 869-9075 Fax (303) 466-2860
Contact person for certification questions and inspections.

Caroline Baty-Barr - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9072 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for questions about invoices and renewal documents.

Pesticides Applicator Program

John Scott - Pesticide Programs Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9056 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for Pesticide policy and rules development and Pesticides program oversight.

Matthew Lopez - Enforcement Manager
Phone: (303) 869-9058 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for complaints of pesticide misapplications.

Michael Rigirozzi - Pesticide Applicator Coordinator
Phone: (303) 869-9063 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Certification and Training program administrator, Continuing education credit workshops approval, Questions on the Pesticide Applicator Act licensure requirements.

Adam Overton - Enforcement Specialist
Phone: (303) 869-9059 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for complaints of pesticide misapplication, and worker protection standard related issues.

Margie Ortega - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9057 Fax: (303) 466-2860

Carol Barton - Administrative Assistant (Commercial business applicator license and Pesticide sensitivity registry)
Phone: (303) 869-9066 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for business applicator licenses, registration of limited commercial pesticide applicators and pesticide sensitive registry information.

Charles Smith - Administrative Assistant (Personal License and Applicator Testing)
Phone: (303) 869-9065 Fax: (303) 466-2867
Contact person for the certified operator and qualified supervisor licenses and exams, licensing and examination guide, qualified supervisor licenses, and exams, continuing education workshops, continuing education credits required for license renewal and commercial pesticide applicator workshops.

Connie Yeisley - Administrative Assistant (Private applicator licensing)
Phone: (303) 869-9064 Fax: (303) 466-2867
Contact person for private applicator licensing and registration.

Pesticide Registration

Laura Quakenbush - Pesticide Registration Coordinator
Phone: (303) 869-9060
Contact person for complaints regarding pesticide sales and distribution and questions regarding pesticide labels, and questions regarding Pesticide Act requirements, including inspections and enforcement.

Beth Bramer - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9061
Contact person for questions about pesticide product registration.

Restricted Use Pesticide Dealer Licensing

Laura Quakenbush - Pesticide Registration Coordinator
Phone: (303) 869-9060 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for questions about Pesticide dealer licensing.

Seed Potato/Late Blight Quarantine

Cheryl Smith - Program Manager
Phone: (303) 869-9073 Fax: (303) 466-2860
Contact person for the Seed Potato program and the Late Blight Quarantine.

Seed Program

Laura Pottorff - Section Chief
Phone: (303) 869-9070 Fax: (303) 466-2860

cda_nursery@state.co.us - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (303) 869-9072 Fax: (303) 466-2860

Contact Us

Division of Plant Industry

305 Interlocken Parkway
Broomfield CO 80021

Phone 303.869.9050
Fax 303.466.2860