To help ensure the viability and welfare of the agricultural industry, the Delaware Department of Agriculture requires companies to register a variety of products and servicepersons. These registrations include:
Beekeeping: Beekeepers must register the bee hives they own with the Department’s Plant Industries section.
Pesticides: Any pesticide product distributed or sold in the State of Delaware must be registered with the Department’s Pesticide section.
General Business: The Weights and Measures Section offers a voluntary registered serviceperson program for technicians that allows them to place weighing and measuring devices into commercial service.
Horse Racing: The Delaware Standardbred Breeder’s Fund annually registers stallions and yearlings for the Sires Stakes program. They also take sustaining payments from 2 and 3-year olds, which make them eligible to participate in stakes races for Delaware-sired horses.
Poultry: Anyone keeping live poultry in Delaware must complete a poultry registration form with the department. English / Spanish
Aquaculture: Any commercial aquaculture operations must register with the Department.