Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Find information about the licenses and permits required to commercially culture aquatic plants in Florida.
A healthy and secure Florida honey bee industry is valuable to all. Our department has the most comprehensive state program to prevent the introduction and establishment of honey bee pests and diseases.
Find citrus industry information including regulations, pests, diseases, and current programs.
The movement of commercial shipments of firewood, unprocessed wood products and other regulated articles into the state is prohibited unless the shipper has entered into a signed compliance agreement with the state of origin under a master permit that has been issued to the state of origin by the Director. Locally produced or harvested firewood and unprocessed wood products are exempt from this rule provided they are not moved 50 miles from the distribution point.
Learn more about the many services available from FDACS in support of Florida's fruit and vegetable crops.
Requirements for shipping into Florida (For Consumption)
Learn more about invasive pests and other insects to be aware of — and beware of — in Florida.
Learn more about livestock in Florida.
The purpose of the permitting process is to control the introduction into, or movement within, Florida of plant species intended for plantings and to establish procedures under which the field release of such are permitted.
Nursery and stock dealer information.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation that wants to sell an agricultural product as organically produced. Farms wishing to obtain organic certification may do so through the Accredited Certifying Agents that are listed with the USDA.
Pests and diseases of agriculture threaten market access, our natural environment, public health and our food supply. Know the signs of emerging and existing pests and diseases to help protect Florida and your industry. These pages provide pest/disease information, photos, state/federal regulations and best management practices when available. Be vigilant, to prevent the introduction of harmful pests and diseases, report signs of disease or an unusual pest.
Strict regulations cover the interstate and intrastate movement of noxious weeds. Avoid disruption of pine straw shipments by keeping pine straw free from noxious weed contamination. Please see the links below for additional information and best management practices. If you have additional questions, or would like a harvest area evaluation, please call the DPI Helpline at 888-397-1517.
Find information about the licenses and permits required to commercially culture shellfish in Florida.
Can't figure out what the flower or plant in your yard is? Need help determining what kind of bug you found outside? Learn how to properly submit a plant or insect specimen to the Division of Plant Industry for identification.