New York State Pesticide Reporting Law

Free PRL Reporting Software

The Pesticide Reporting Service Bureau, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Pest Management, makes several software packages available to help pesticide applicators and businesses complete and submit reports for the Pesticide Reporting Law. For additional help deciding among the options, see Which Software Option Should I Use?

Options A, B, and C all require Microsoft Windows® 2000 or later. You can download installation packages (.msi files) below. Please see the Installation Guide for details about installing these software packages.

Package Description Install Documentation Doc Download
Option A Option A only requires a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000 or later. We recommend this option for most users. Download
v6.0.2
(12/02/2011)
User Guide User Guide
Option B Option B is intended for users who have expertise with Microsoft Excel. This option requires a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000 or later (Windows 8 is not yet supported.) and Excel 2000 or later (Excel 2013 is not yet supported.); some features are not available for Excel versions earlier than Excel 2003. Windows 8 and Excel 2013 users who want to use an Excel-based option can use Option D. Download
v6.0.2
(12/02/2011)
User Guide
Enabling Macros
User Guide
Enabling Macros
Option C Option C helps users verify that ASCII text files they (or a third-party program) have created meet the NYSDEC Text File Format Guidelines. Option C has no interface for entering PRL data; you will need another program to enter the data. Download
v6.0.2
(12/02/2011)
User Guide
File Specifications
User Guide
File Specifications
Option D

Option D is a set of Microsoft Excel workbooks formatted for PRL data entry.The workbooks should work in any version of Microsoft Excel, including Excel for Macintosh computers. Each PRL form is a separate download. Download the form(s) you need to your computer, open them in Excel, enter your report data, then Save As a new file. Note: Keep the initial letter (P, A, M, or S) of the file name!

These workbooks provide little assistance to the user except for formatting the PRL spreadsheets. There is no built-in assistance for uploading a PRL report to the NYSDEC. This option is recommended only for users who have expertise with Excel but cannot use any of the other Options (e.g., users who cannot run Windows-based programs or Excel workbooks with VBA Macros).

Form 26
Form 26A
Form 25
Form 27
(12/01/2011)
User Guide
Submitting Your Report
User Guide
Submitting Your Report
Option O

Option O is similar to Option D, but may be used with an “Excel-compatible” spreadsheet program, such as Apple’s Numbers or OpenOffice.org’s Calc.

In order to work with applications other than Microsoft Excel, we have removed or limited several helpful features. If you use Microsoft Excel, we recommend that you use either Option B or Option D instead.

DO NOT change the structure of the worksheets you download here. Please review the User Guide before using these spreadsheets.

Form 26
Form 26A
Form 25
Form 27
(1/9/2012)
User Guide
Submitting Your Report
User Guide
Submitting Your Report

Program Features