New biopesticide available for bollworm and budworm crop pests

A host-specific virus is being used to control bollworms and budworms in Arkansas crops.

Helicoverpa nuclearopolyhedrovirus, or just NPV, does not affect humans, plants or other insects, including beneficials. Continue reading

Guidance on Placement of First Aid Statements on Pesticide Labels

EPA’s priority is the safe use of pesticide products, while ensuring that registrant requirements remain reasonable.

In response to comments from states and pesticide registrants, EPA is releasing final guidance clarifying where first aid statements should appear on the label of pesticide products. EPA’s final guidance is consistent with the statute and addresses the concerns we heard from stakeholders. Continue reading

EPA Requests Nominations for Experts to Serve on the July 17-20, 2018 FIFRA SAP Panel on Resistance in Lepidopteran Pests to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Plant Incorporated Protectants

On March 5, 2018, the Agency published a Federal Register notice (FRN) requesting nominations of experts to serve as ad hoc members on the July 17-20, 2018 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) Panel meeting to consider and review resistance in Lepidopteran Pests to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Plant Incorporated Protectants in the U.S.

Nominations are due on or before April 4, 2018 and can be provided by following the instructions in the FRN in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0617 in or by forwarding the nominations to the Designated Federal Official listed below. Continue reading