Licensed and certified professionals
View lists of arborists, florists, burners, beekeepers, and more
We recommend only hiring and working with licensed professionals and businesses. Review our lists to find and verify who is authorized to do agriculture, forestry, and related work.
Types of professionals and businesses
Companies that make pesticide recommendations for a fee need an Agricultural Consultant License.
See licensed agricultural consultants (updated 2021).
We compile a directory of certified agritourism businesses and operations across Louisiana.
A license is required to remove, prune, trim, and fertilize trees. For any tree services, we urge you to hire an arborist who is licensed to operate in the state.
You may want to find an arborist who is both licensed and certified. To find certified arborists, search the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) .
Whether for honey, pollination, or research, we recommend only using beekeepers who have registered their apiaries with us.
Registered beekeepers (updated April 2021)
Consulting foresters hold forestry degrees and provide professional services for forest landowners.
Consulting foresters (updated February 2023)
In the state of Louisiana, a license is required to arrange, cut, and sell flowers and ornamental plants. See our latest lists of licensed professionals:
Retail florists (updated Sept 2023)
Cut flower dealers (updated Sept 2023)
Wholesale florists (updated Sept 2023)
Licenses are required to grow, produce, handle, and process industrial hemp in Louisiana.
Industrial hemp growers (updated August 2023)
Industrial hemp seed producers (updated August 2023)
Industrial hemp processors (updated August 2023)
Industrial hemp handlers (updated August 2023)
Landscape architects and horticulturalists are authorized to plan and execute design, irrigation, and maintenance of landscapes. We recommend hiring licensed professionals for your landscaping and irrigation needs.
Landscape architects (updated Sept 2023)
Landscape horticulturalists (updated Sept 2023)
Irrigation contractors (updated Sept 2023)
Note that yard work, such as cutting lawns and hand-weeding beds, is not regulated and does not require a license.
We recommend only working with licensed storage and distribution facilities.
We recommend using only licensed nurseries and nursery stock dealers.
We recommend only using licensed operators and dealers to apply pesticide.
Aerial owner operator companies (updated 2021)
Ground owner operator companies (updated 2021)
Restricted use pesticide dealers (updated 2021)
Structural pest control companies (updated 2018)
For safety and conservation purposes, we recommend only hiring certified prescribed burning contractors for any controlled burning needs.
Certified prescribed burners (Feb 2023)
This list is managed by the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
A license is required to sell, distribute, or offer or handle for sale agricultural, vegetable, or flower seed or other propagating stock of one pound or more in weight in the state of Louisiana
List of licensed seed dealers (last updated 2018).