The Department of Plant Industry has two primary program missions:
First, we serve to protect South Carolina's agricultural resources and natural ecosystems from the introduction and spread of plant and honey bee pests and invasive species.
Second, we serve to enhance the efficiency of South Carolina's agricultural producers by providing unbiased, third party quality assurance programs for the fertilizer, organic and seed industries.
In addition, DPI enhances agricultural security in South Carolina by staffing and equipping the State Plant Emergency Response Team.
For more information on the Plant Industry programs click on the links to the left.
511 Westinghouse Road
Pendleton, SC 29670
Fax: 864-646-2178 or 864-646-2179
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The Department of Plant Industry is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS).
SCBOS is a collaboration of several state agencies and private entities that have a commitment to reducing red tape and making it easier for businesses to interact with government. The SCBOS web site serves as an electronic "one-stop shop" for South Carolina businesses to obtain registrations, permits, and licensing from participating agencies.
As a result of our partnership with SCBOS, businesses that need to obtain fertilizer or liming material permits from the Department of Plant Industry are now able to apply for thes permits, and pay any applicable fees, on line through the SCBOS site.
You can visit SCBOS at: http://www.scbos.com.