Keeping records of chemical use

By law, the use of agricultural or veterinary chemical products must be recorded.

Accurate records are important because they provide a level of protection if something goes wrong. Records can show that, before applying the chemical, you:

  • assessed the risks
  • knew the application rates
  • checked the wind speed
  • understood the withholding periods

Chemical use records can also improve your operation, and save you time and money. Previous records can be used to inform resistance management, the quantity of chemical product needed for future applications, and overall effectiveness of your chemical use practices.

Key pages

Agricultural chemical use records — Understand the record-keeping requirements of using agricultural chemicals.

Veterinary chemical use records — Understand the record-keeping requirements of using veterinary chemicals, plus information on record-keeping requirements for veterinarians.

Record-keeping format and templates — Templates to help you meet your record-keeping obligations.

Page last updated: 09 Jun 2020