California Declares Quarantine Against Spotted Lanternfly
On: July 28, 2021
Earlier this month, the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) declared a state exterior quarantine to prohibit the introduction of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) into the state. Here's everything you need to know.
California DPR Encouraging Early Certification Renewal
On: July 15, 2021
After a difficult 2020 renewal season, the California DPR is encouraging applicators (and businesses) with M-Z names to submit their certification renewals early. Here's a summary of what you need to know to make sure your certifications get renewed on time!
California’s Rodenticide Prohibition: Simplified
On: June 10, 2021
Earlier this year, CA's ban on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) started. Here's a simplified FAQ document to help you stay compliant!
EPA Extends Respiratory Fit Test Amendment
On: May 21, 2021
Earlier this month, the EPA extended their “annual fit test delay” amendment to September 30, 2021. Read a simplified version of the new amendment here!
New Study Prompts the EPA to Reevaluate Popular Insecticide
On: April 26, 2021
Last week, the EPA opened up the public comment period for possible regulation changes regarding the popular mosquito control insecticide malathion.
EPA Seeking Comments on Minimum Risk Pesticide Program
On: April 9, 2021
The EPA is looking for public feedback on possible policy changes related to minimum risk pesticide exemptions. Read on to learn more!
EPA Addresses Risks Posed by Four Common Herbicides
On: March 25, 2021
Last week, the EPA released interim decisions and made updates to label language for four Pyridines and Pyrimidines herbicides to address ecological risks.
PFAS Appearing In Variety of Pesticides, EPA Responds
On: March 10, 2021
PEER has recently discovered that multiple herbicides and insecticides contain PFAS - a chemical that can lead to health issues. Here's how the EPA is responding.
EPA Extends Chlorpyrifos Public Comment Period; Future Use In Doubt
On: February 22, 2021
With a new administration and new executive orders, the future of the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos is in doubt.
2021 WPS Training Update: New AEZ Requirements
On: January 28, 2021
This blog reviews the new WPS Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements enacted by the EPA in Dec 2020.