The EPA is soliciting public comment on a petition from several organizations to cancel remaining organophosphate (OP’s) insecticide registrations. OP’s are widely utilized in Tennessee row crop agriculture and are critical components of IPM programs. Cancelling an important crop protection product would place increased pressure on a limited number of control options available to producers. We are encouraging agricultural professionals to comment to the EPA on the impacts OP’s have on your production systems. If you need assistance with comments please contact your UT extension specialist. The link to comment is below. Deadline for comments is August 11, 2022.
Organophosphate registrations Regulations.gov
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The further cancelling of OP insecticides with out reviewing the possible options for replacement chemistry is negligent on EPA’s part. The lack of viable replacement chemistry to many row crops is very frustrating to me. It isn’t the annual usage I am talking about but the emergency uses with various insect outbreak such as spider mites.
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