EPA’s Biopesticides website updated

As part of The Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing effort to build a more user-friendly website, they have transformed their biopesticides website into a new, easy-to-use format. Information on the regulation and registration of biopesticides should now be easier than ever to access, regardless of the type of electronic device being used, including tablets and smartphones.

Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides derived from such natural materials as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. For example, canola oil and baking soda have pesticidal applications and are considered biopesticides. There are numerous advantages to using biopesticides, including reduced toxicity to non-target organisms, effectiveness in small quantities, and reduced environmental impact.

The updated website focuses on providing general information on biopesticides, as well as tools to assist applicants for registration.

The website is organized into the following areas:

  • What are biopesticides?
  • Biopesticide registration information
  • Plant incorporated protectants (PIPs)
  • Where can I find more information on biopesticides?

The old Web pages will redirect to the new website, and we encourage visitors to update their bookmarks with the new URLs.

The address for the new website is www2.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides.

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