The California Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) released new proposed control measures for Chloropicrin use on May 15. It is important to note that these measures, as proposed, are more stringent than both the EPA’s and DPR’s current application requirements.

Hank Giclas

Due to a recent MRL violation on an export shipment to Japan, Western Growers again wants to remind members to be mindful that while the U.S. may have established tolerances on a particular pesticide/fungicide; other countries may have a lower tolerance level, or no established tolerance level

Ken Gilliland

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Crop Protection

Western Growers is engaged in the defense of critical crop protection tools and remains active at the federal, state and local levels.  When restrictions are necessary, we work with regulators to ensure they are based on science and that they protect public health without diminishing efficacy in the field. This marriage of science and policy is where Advocacy and Science & Technology units at Western Growers come together for the benefit of our members.

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