Pesticide approvals squeezing growers

Pesticide approvals squeezing growers

Actions by EPA look to take a precautionary rather than risk-based approach in pesticide approvals such as for chlorpyrifos.

A number of commodity grower groups met recently with the assistant administrator of Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) to discuss concerns about recent actions the agency has taken that many see as limiting the crop protection tools available to growers.

Grower representatives expressed frustration with how honeybee acute toxicity concerns are being presented by EPA and with the agency’s proposal to remove chlorpyrifos to

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