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New paraquat handling, training requirements take effect

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 • By Jason Bond and Ben Lawrence • The Environmental Protection Agency mandated manufacturers to update their paraquat labels by Nov. 14 with new safety, handling and training requirements. Key Points to Remember: • Purchasers, applicators, mixers, loaders, or tank cleaners of herbicide products containing paraquat must be certified applicators. • Purchasers, applicators, mixers, loaders, or tank cleaners must complete ... Read More »

EPA Paraquat Requirements Spotlight Closed Transfer Systems

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The liquid herbicide paraquat is widely used throughout North America as an effective herbicide and pre-harvest crop defoliant but can be fatal if accidentally ingested in small quantities as well as cause eye damage and irritation to skin. In response to the risks associated with paraquat, the Environmental Protection Agency has already pursued significant manufacturer labeling and training changes. For ... Read More »

Hundreds Cheer New WOTUS Proposal in Tennessee

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Wheeler and Perdue Outline Proposal That Would Bring Certainty to Farmers, Business Owners and the American Public. Four hundred Tennessee farmers, ranchers, small business owners and other stakeholders came to the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, recently to hear Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler highlight the new Trump Administration proposal redefining the “waters of the United ... Read More »

EPA Announces Changes To Dicamba Registration

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On Oct. 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers and other stakeholders. “EPA understands that ... Read More »

Industry News For July 2018

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Environmental Protection Agency Awards $2 Million In Water Quality Grants In a check presentation ceremony held recently on the banks of the Big Sunflower River in Coahoma County, Mississippi, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (center) presented checks totaling $2 million to improve water quality and crop production in the Mississippi River Basin. From left, Pruitt is joined by EPA Region 7 ... Read More »

Unwarranted Targeting

For several years, the National Cotton Council has been engaged in activities involving honeybee health decline. Although pesticides are but one of multiple contributing factors that scientists have identified for this decline, these plant protection products are receiving unjustified attention. By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO What is the major concern? In March, a group of beekeepers and activists filed suit ... Read More »