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Pesticide product Guardian removed from sale
ODA has issued a news release
regarding the stop sale of the pesticide product Guardian.
Temporary rules in place for aerial applicators
and aerial applicator trainees
12/16/15 (updated 1/22/16)
Temporary rules, updated Jan. 21, 2016, for aerial applicators and aerial applicator trainees are in place and are valid until June 28, 2016. They describe requirements that were enacted as a result of enrolled House Bill 3549. Additional information can be found in the Statement of Need and Justification. Contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticides Program with questions.
Waste Pesticide Collection Program events set for March
The Waste Pesticide Collection Program collects unwanted/unusable pesticides, spray mixtures and unrinsed pesticide containers from agricultural or commercial operations. Household pesticides can be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste Program. Scheduled collection events are:
March 4: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redwood Transfer Station, 1381 Redwood Avenue, Grants Pass
March 5: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rogue Disposal Transfer Station, 8001 Table Rock Road, White City
Registration for either free event is required by Feb. 18.
EPA proposal could mean changes to pesticide applicator rule
In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to revise the pesticide applicator certification and training rule, which has remained unchanged since 1974.
EPA’s pesticide applicator certification and training rule focuses on those who use federally Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), but for Oregon it impacts all licensed applicators (private applicators, commercial applicators and public applicators, consultants with research and demonstration category, apprentices and trainees) as well as dealer recordkeeping. The proposed changes impact Oregon pesticide applicators in a variety of ways.
EPA is accepting comments on its proposal through Jan. 22, 2016. Comments on the proposed changes can be made at www.regulations.gov in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183.
Oregon Comparison and Impacts for U.S. EPA’s Proposed Certification of Pesticide Applicator Rule
Pesticide Advisory: Sulfoxaflor Registrations Cancelled Nationally: Sale and Distribution Prohibited
Pesticide advisory: Sulfoxaflor registrations cancelled
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a
cancellation order for all previously registered pesticide products containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor. Effective immediately, there are no longer any sulfoxaflor-containing products registered for sale or distribution in Oregon. Document
New For 2016 Oregon Pesticide Registrations:
Fee Increase, Online Renewals
Registration Fees: The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has increased fees for pesticide product registrations. Effective for pesticides to be registered for 2016, the annual fee will be $320 per product. (Note: Any new registrations for the remainder of 2015 still are subject to the fee of $160 per product.)
Online Pesticide Product Registrations: ODA is converting to an all-electronic system for managing pesticide product registrations. The system went online Oct. 1, 2015, for use by pesticide registrants and registration agents, to submit revised product labels and applications for new product registrations for 2015.
Please note the following schedule:
Oct. 1-31, 2015: System online for submitting revised labels, new 2015 registrations
Nov. 1-15, 2015: System off line for upgrades and unavailable
Nov. 16, 2015: System online for 2016 renewals, new registrations, revised labels
Pesticide registration renewal notices will be sent by U.S. Mail on Nov. 16; see our letterwith information about 2016 registrations and renewals.
Pesticide product registration — 2015 application
Pesticide product registration — 2016 application
Fall 2015 edition of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin is here
ODA Pesticide Bulletin
Fall 2015 issue includes information about checking your pesticide credit history report, upcoming integrated pest management webinars, the importance of native bees to Oregon's speciality crops, the spread of azalea lacebugs, and the successful work by the Pesticide Stewardship Partnership. Document
Details about permanent blackleg rule in Oregon
2/24/15 (updated 9/21/15)
In 2014, Oregon State University Extension personnel detected an outbreak of blackleg disease in Brassica (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, canola, cauliflower, Chinese Brassica vegetables, collards, kales, mizuna, mustards, oilseed rape, oilseed turnip rape, rutabaga, turnip, etc.) and Raphanus (daikon or radish) seed and vegetable fields in the Willamette Valley. Following several meetings with an advisory committee, ODA has adopted amendments to OAR 603-052-0870 to protect crucifer crops grown throughout Oregon from this disease. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the rule change.
FAQ: Permanent Rule for Blackleg Disease Prevention in the Willamette Valley
Seed treatments that may control or suppress blackleg
This document contains one table showing Oregon-registered products and another table showing registered special local need (SLN) products to control blackleg. Document
Use of Ramik Brown in hazelnut orchards
Pesticide Advisory: Use of Ramik Brown in Hazelnut Orchards
A pesticide alert to advise growers that Ramik Brown is not labeled for use to control ground squirrels in hazelnut orchards. Document
Bee aware of bees and linden trees
Pesticide Advisory: Bees and Linden Trees
Reminder about ODA's new law prohibiting the use of any product containing the neonicotinoid insecticides dinotefuran, clothianidin, imidacloprid, or thiamethoxam, regardless of application method, on linden trees, basswood trees or other Tilia species. Document