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Pesticide Advisory: NPK Industries' Mighty Wash and Ultimate Wash contain pyrethrins
An advisory has been released because the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has reason to believe the products Mighty Wash and Ultimate Wash, manufactured by NPK Industries, contain a pesticide active ingredient not listed on the label. ODA has tested both products and found it to contain the active ingredient pyrethrins.
Use of Mighty Wash and Ultimate Wash could cause cannabis to fail Oregon Health Authority (OHA) pesticide testing requirements. Growers of all crops and retailers are advised to discontinue using or selling Mighty Wash and Ultimate Wash until further notice.
Pesticide Advisory: Green Planet Nutrients' Mega Wash contains pyrethrins
An advisory has been released because ODA has reason to believe the product Mega Wash contains a pesticide active ingredient not listed on the label. ODA has tested Mega Wash and found it to contain the active ingredient pyrethrins.
Use of Mega Wash could cause cannabis to fail OHA pesticide testing requirements. Growers of all crops and retailers are advised to discontinue using or selling Mega Wash until further notice.
Pesticide Advisory: licensing requirements for applying pesticides for mosquito control
As concerns about Zika Virus and other mosquito borne-pathogens rise, there may be an increased interest from the general public in having their property treated specifically for mosquitoes.The purpose of this advisory is to clarify mosquito control-related pesticide applicator licensing requirements.
Pesticide Advisory: bees and linden trees
This is a reminder that blooming linden trees are attractive to wild native bees and also European honey bees. Carefully read and follow all the restrictions and precautions on pesticide labels.
Interim guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus
Pesticide Advisory: Zinc phosphide and grass grown for seed
In 2016, above-ground applications of zinc phosphide on grass grown for seed will only be allowed April 29-Aug. 31. Four products are available for above ground use, and four products are available for below ground use throughout the year.
Automated call sent to remind pesticide applicators about drift
Spring 2016 edition of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin available
The spring issue of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin includes information about ODA's guidance list about pesticide use on cannabis, a gypsy moth eradication plan, a new hotline to report pesticide incidents 24/7, updates to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard, and fertilizer application target zones.
ODA Pesticide Bulletin (Spring Issue)
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.