Pesticides and PARC

​​​​Visit this page to stay current on the most recent pesticide-related issues, topics, and publications.

See pesticide stories and news releases on the ODA news blog​. See archived information on the Advisories and Newsletters page​.

Pesticide Advisory: Use of Pesticides for onion maggot control in onion cull piles awaiting burial

4/14/17
ODA Pesticides Program has identified EPA-labeled insecticides​ that can be legally applied specifically to onion cull piles (either directly to the pile or to areas surrounding the pile) for onion maggot control. 

Spring 2017 edition of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin available

4/6/17​

ODA Pesticide Bulletin (Spring Issue)

In this issue: Information about Alexis Taylor, ODA's new director; ODA and Oregon State University developing a voluntary pollinator plan; changes ahead for the Worker Protection Standard; issues surrounding chlorpyrifos; knowing what your license allows; plus, fertilizer and pesticide violation lists. Pesticide spring newsletter

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Pesticide Advisories: Three products contain salicylic acid, an ingredient not listed on their labels

2/24/17​

Worker Protection Standard update

2/15/17

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will adopt most of a set of updated pesticide rules​, to protect Oregon farm workers and those who handle pesticides.

Fall 2016 edition of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin available

9/29/16

ODA Pesticide Bulletin (Fall Issue)

In this issue: Information about ODA Director Katy Coba leaving the agency; tips to avoid delays with requesting recertification credits; display requirements for pesticide safety information; avoiding violations when making applications for others; plus, fertilizer and pesticide violation lists. Pesticide fall newsletter

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Permanent rule for aerial pesticide applicators in effect

6/28/16​

The permanent rule for the aerial pesticide applicators license is now in effect. It requires aerial application licensing for people who want to aerially apply pesticides by aircraft. 

Pesticide Advisory: NPK Industries' Mighty Wash and Ultimate Wash contain pyrethrins

6/16/16​

pesticide 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

6/14/16​

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

6/13/16​

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

6/9/16​

Pesticide Advisory: Zinc phosphide and grass grown for seed

4/29/16

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

4/11/16
Spring 2016 edition of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin available

3/22/16
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. 

​​Pesticide product Guardian removed from sale

2/5/16
ODA has issued a news release regarding the stop sale of the pesticide product Guardian.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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