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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 »

California Takes New Action To Cancel Chlorpyrifos

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• By Kevin Hecteman • The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has officially moved to cancel registrations of crop-protection materials containing the insecticide chlorpyrifos, citing potential health effects from exposure. Manufacturers of the material say it can continue to be used safely, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last month it would not impose a nationwide ban. DPR says ... Read More »

It’s Past April 15, Which Dicamba Formulation Can I Spray?

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• By Tom Barber • I have fielded several questions over the past week about dicamba regulations and what the rules “mean” and what can be sprayed etc. Most questions revolve around what is “legal to spray” after April 15 for pre-plant burndown, emerged corn, and Xtend soybean or cotton. I will admit the way the rules are written it ... Read More »

K-State Researchers Stress Good Stewardship When Using Dicamba

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Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans. The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the past two years. Their work comes on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently renewing its registration of XtendiMax, ... Read More »