EPA has banned the use of 72 inert chemicals as ingredients in pesticide formulations, acting in response to a decade-old petition from environmental and public health groups who asked the agency to label nearly 400 such ingredients on the packages, and later sued the agency for failing to act. The agency announced Dec. 20 that it is removing the 72 chemicals from its list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide formulations.
“We began hearing of off-target incidents last week. I probably hear of one-tenth or fewer of the incidents. If that’s the case, we have quite a few. I know of many growers who have treated a lot of acreage with no problems, but I also know of situations where people[…]Read More »