Upcoming CPDA Webinar “The Critical Importance of Recent ASTM Activities”

CPDA WEBINAR – MARCH 10TH, 2021    1PM – 2PM Central Time The Critical Importance of Recent ASTM Activities and How Changes May Impact Adjuvants! Featured Presenter:  R. Scott Tann, Business Manager North America, Agriculture Division, Lamberti This webinar provides important information regarding the recent ASTM activities relating to Adjuvants.   ASTM Standard Definitions (ASTM E-609 and ASTM E-1519) related to Pesticides and Tank Mix Adjuvants, have been instrumental in

CPDA 2021 Adjuvants & Inerts Conference – SAVE THE DATE!

CPDA is pleased to announce it will be holding its 2021 Adjuvant and Inerts Conference, May 10th – 12th, 2021 in Charleston, SC.  Save the Date…more information to come soon! This year’s conference will be held in the historic district of Charleston, SC at The Mills House Grand Wyndham Hotel.  The conference will begin with an Opening Reception the evening of Monday, May 10th, with a a speakers program and networking reception on Tuesday, May 11th.  The conference will

Announcement of CPDA’s new Logo & Brand Identity

We are proud to announce the launch of the new logo as part of the ongoing evolution of CPDA.                         CPDA has gone through significant changes in the last year as our association has grown and evolved with a focus on advocacy and transparency.  The delivery of prompt communication of current issues is important to both existing and potential members. The utilization of recent webinars to provide education regarding the importance of quality adjuvants and their proper usage has been met

CPDA ANNOUNCES upcoming webinar “iNTRODUCTION OF THE CPDA APPLICATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM”

REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT CPDA Webinar “INTRODUCTION OF THE CPDA APPLICATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM” Tuesday, February 2nd 11:00am – 12:00pm Central Time Join CPDA and featured guests for the webinar presentation “Introduction of the CPDA Application Enhancement Program”.  The Application Enhancement Program objective is to assist growers and applicators to the right size spray droplets for herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to minimize off target movement and maximize control. The program includes matching the Crop Protection Products to the optimum spray tip and drift reduction adjuvant. At the end

CPDA and a Coalition of Applicator and Grower Groups Submit Joint Comments to EPA on Paraquat Proposed Interim Decision

CPDA and a coalition of applicator and grower groups have submitted joint comments to EPA on the Agency’s proposed interim decision (PID) on paraquat, a herbicide used to control invasive weeds and plants on more than 100 crops including cotton, corn, and soybeans, and for which there are presently no direct product alternatives. In addition to CPDA, the other signatories include Association of Washington Aerial Applicators, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Cotton Council, National Sunflower Association, Washington Friends of

CPDA, CLA, and Rise Submit Joint Comments on EPA’s Draft Isothiazolinone Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments

On December 8, 2020, an allied industry coalition comprised of CPDA, CLA, and RISE submitted comments to EPA in response to the Agency’s Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides for Several Isothiazolinones. The draft risk assessment was posted by EPA for public comment on May 14, 2020 as part of the registration review process under FIFRA. CPDA would like to thank Dr. Kevin Crosby (Adjuvants Unlimited, LLC) and Jennifer Bear (Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC) who worked as a

EPA Public Comment Period on Updated Draft Guidance on Plant Regulator Product Claims Closes on December 30, 2020

The public comment period for EPA’s updated “Draft Guidance for Plant Regulator Products and Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants,” closes on December 30, 2020. The updated guidance was announced by EPA on November 24, 2020 and published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2020. Public comment, identified by docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0258, may be submitted through the federal eRulemaking portal which may be accessed by clicking here. The proposed guidance is intended to clarify that products with claims that are

FY 2021 Annual Maintenance Fee Payments Under FIFRA Are Due on January 15, 2021

EPA has updated its web site with the forms and information necessary for payment of annual maintenance fees under FIFRA which are due on January 15, 2021. All active or suspended product registrations in effect as of October 1, 2020 are subject to annual maintenance fees for FY 2021. The fee is $4,000 for each registration up to the maximum small or large business fee cap as established by PRIA 4. Certain companies meeting the definition of a small business

CPDA Participates in EPA PRIA Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

CPDA and other members of the PRIA Industry Coalition participated in the PRIA Quarterly Stakeholder meeting held by Office of Pesticide Program (OPP) representatives on November 12, 2020. The virtual meeting included managers from all three registering divisions (AD, BPPD, and RD) who provided updates and metrics on the Agency’s implementation of PRIA and efforts to improve process efficiencies. Agency Reorganization Changes OPP officials began the meeting with an overview of last September’s reorganization of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution

EPA Announces Electronic Process for Issuing Gold Seal Letters

EPA has announced a new process whereby Gold Seal letters will be issued electronically with the insertion of a seal that is digitally rendered rather than embossed. The electronic process for issuing Gold Seal letters was developed by OPP staff in response to the challenges of working remotely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Gold Seal letter certifies that a product being exported is legally registered with EPA in the United States. Gold seal letters are covered by PRIA category

EPA Approves Extension of Streamlined BIT Self-Certification Process

EPA has approved an extension to December 31, 2021 of the streamlined self-certification process whereby registrants may notify the Agency of a change in the source of BIT in a pesticide formulation without having to submit a new or amended Confidential Statement of Formula (CSF). The original deadline of the temporary process was October 18, 2020. However, due to continuing interruptions in the BIT supply chain, an industry coalition that included CPDA, CLA, BPIA, RISE, and CBC submitted a September

10-01-2020 CPDA in News “NEW TANK MIXES TO REDUCE OFF-TARGET DAMAGE FROM DICAMBA”

By Sonja Begemann, AgPro, October 1, 2020 Click Here to Launch News Article BASF and Bayer are each creating a new tank-mix partner for their dicamba products. Both company tank mixes focus on reducing volatility. These products will need EPA approval. “We’re waiting for registration [for over-the-top dicamba] by the EPA, and we anticipate that they will require a buffering agent to be used in tank mixes,” says Tracy Rowlandson, BASF technical marketing manager. “So, if that happens Sentris will be available