Application of pesticides for the commercial cultivation of plants must be carried out or supervised by a pesticide operator certified by AVA. This is to encourage good agricultural practices in the use of pesticides in the farming of ornamental plants and production of pesticide-safe fresh fruits and vegetables.
The owner or an employee of a commercial farm producing fruit crops, vegetable crops or ornamental plants for sale may apply to be certified as a pesticide operator. You can find the Guidelines of Pesticide Operator’s Certification.
You can submit the completed Application Form for Pesticide Operator’s Certificate to AVA by fax or post.
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore
52 Jurong Gateway Road #14-01
Tel: (65) 6805 2992
Fax: (65) 6334 1831
Certified pesticide operators must be able to:
- read and understand labels of pesticide products
- know safe usage of pesticides to protect pesticide users and the environment against the pesticide's side-effects