EPA Proposes Rule on Certain Confidential Business Information Claims, Reaching Another TSCA milestone

EPA Proposes Rule on Certain Confidential Business Information Claims, Reaching Another TSCA milestone April 10, 2019 Contact Information Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a proposed rule for public comment on the procedures for companies to substantiate certain claims of confidentiality for chemical identities and how the agency will review those claims. The proposed rule is intended to ensure that when a company has claimed the identity of a chemical as confidential business information (CBI)

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Measures to Address Human Health and Ecological Risks Posed by Diuron

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Measures to Address Human Health and Ecological Risks Posed by Diuron The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the proposed interim decision (PID) for the pesticide diuron. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires EPA to review pesticides every 15 years to ensure that risk assessments reflect the best available science, and to ensure that registered products in the marketplace do not present unreasonable adverse effects to human health and the

EPA Finalizes Certain Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements to Improve Clarity and Reduce Burden for Registrants

EPA Finalizes Certain Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements to Improve Clarity and Reduce Burden for Registrants Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final product performance data requirements for products claiming efficacy against certain pests. This action officially incorporates EPA’s product performance standards requirements for certain invertebrate pests into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), increases the efficiency of the Agency’s approval process, and saves registrants time and money. Product performance standards make it easier for pesticide registrants to know

EPA Expands Use of Enlist Products to 134 Additional Counties for the 2022 Growing Season

EPA Expands Use of Enlist Products to 134 Additional Counties for the 2022 Growing Season Following the thorough review of a proposed label amendment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Enlist One and Enlist Duo in 134 additional counties, providing growers with additional weed management options for the 2022 growing season. Today’s action is an example of EPA’s commitment to working with stakeholders when new information becomes available to make regulatory decisions that reflect

Go Back to the Basics for Top Performance from Herbicides

Go back to the basics for top performance from herbicides. Tom J Bechman | Mar 02, 2022 Expect herbicides to cost more this year, with some hard to find. How can you still ensure top performance from every dollar spent on herbicides? Fred Whitford, director of Purdue Pesticide Programs, assembled a series of helpful publications. Here’s a brief look at three key areas….Read More

EPA Posts Draft Revised Biological Opinion for Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, and Diazinon for Public Comment

EPA Posts Draft Revised Biological Opinion for Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, and Diazinon for Public Comment Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is posting and seeking public comment on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) draft revised biological opinion (BiOp) for malathion, chlorpyrifos, and diazinon, three organophosphate insecticides commonly used to control foliage and soil insect pests…. Read More

EPA Grants Corteva 7-Year Registration for Enlist, Adds Endangered Species Considerations

EPA Grants Corteva 7-Year Registration for Enlist, Adds Endangered Species Considerations By JENNA HOFFMAN January 12, 2022 Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued seven-year registrations for Corteva Agriscience’s Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides but included new restrictions to protect pollinators and endangered species. EPA said the registration includes “robust control measures to protect non-target plants and animals” and will “ensure growers have access to effective pesticide tools for the 2022 growing season.”

EPA Renews Enlist Product Registrations with New Control Measures, Providing Growers with Certainty for the 2022 Growing Season

EPA Renews Enlist Product Registrations with New Control Measures, Providing Growers with Certainty for the 2022 Growing Season January 11, 2022 EPA is issuing seven-year registrations for two herbicide products, Enlist Duo and Enlist One, to ensure growers have access to effective pesticide tools for the 2022 growing season. The new product labels, which incorporate robust control measures to protect non-target plants and animals, meet Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) standards and comply with the Endangered Species Act

EPA Announces Endangered Species Act Protection Policy for New Pesticides

EPA Announces Endangered Species Act Protection Policy for New Pesticides Policy will advance protection of federally listed threatened or endangered species before registering new conventional pesticide active ingredients Contact: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON  (Jan. 11, 2022) – Reversing decades of practice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking meaningful action to further the Agency’s compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when evaluating and registering new pesticide active ingredients (AIs). Effective today,

Simple ways to spray better this year

Simple ways to spray better this year Get the most from a limited supply of herbicides. Tom J Bechman | Jan 12, 2022 Key weed control strategies for 2022 will include saving herbicides like glyphosate and glufosinate for your most critical weed control applications. Multiple industry experts indicate these are the two herbicide active ingredients most likely to be in short supply during the 2022 spraying season. READ MORE

Lead time blues: A closer look at ag supply chain stress

Here’s what’s happening and how you can reduce your business risk. Mike Wilson | Jan 11, 2022   Agriculture’s supply chains aren’t broken, but they certainly have taken a beating since the pandemic began some two years ago. That’s the view of Iowa State Ag economist Bobby Martens, who has spent over 16 years researching and explaining what is happening in U.S. ag supply chains…READ MORE

Researchers warn farmers to prepare for glyphosate shortage

Researchers warn farmers to prepare for glyphosate shortage By: Sierra Dawn McClain – Capital Press January 2, 2022 University extension services nationwide are alerting farmers to a glyphosate shortage that is expected to worsen in 2022. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in some common weed killers, including Roundup. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service, glyphosate has been the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. since 2001….. Read More