Agriculture and Agriculture-related Products (includes Arizona Native Plants)

Agriculture and Agriculture-related Products (includes Arizona Native Plants)

All companies that sell products that make nutritional guarantees for plant growth enhancement must be licensed by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. In addition, if a company is selling fertilizers that are not used exclusively for agriculture purposes, the fertilizer must also be registered as a specialty fertilizer. A fertilizer can be both an ag product and a specialty fertilizer, which does require registration as a specialty fertilizer. (21)

Contact: Arizona Department of Agriculture, Licensing Section, 602-542-3578


The Department of Agriculture, Environmental Services/Plant Services Divisions will provide plant inspection/permits as necessary. They also regulate Arizona Native Plants. (18)

Contact: Arizona Department of Agriculture, Environmental Services/Plant Services Divisions, 602.542.3578

Under a Grant awarded to the Arizona Department of Agriculture from the FDA, the Arizona Department of Agriculture will be developing a Farm Inventory, Outreach, Education, Training and Inspections for Produce Safety Rule Compliance. (18)

Contact: Arizona Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), 602.542.0976 


Additional Information:

Arizona Commerce Authority, Big Ideas: Agricultural Technology  

Arizona Nursery Association (ANA): Nonprofit business association for wholesale and retail nurseries, trade allies and those interested and involved with Arizona's green industry.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Arizona Farm Service Agency: Primary mission is to help ensure the success of Arizona’s farmers and ranchers through various programs and technical assistance. (20)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Provides farmers, ranchers and forest managers with free technical assistance, or advice, for their land. Common technical assistance includes resource assessment, practice design and resource monitoring. Your conservation planner will help you determine if financial assistance is right for you. Find local program and technical information on the NRCS Arizona website. (20)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regulatory Information By Business Sector: Agriculture