Regulatory Issues

Update

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) will be holding a hearing on January 21, 2015 regarding a proposed new rule.  The proposed rule prohibits the application of any product containing dinotefuran, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, or clothianidin, regardless of application method, to linden trees, basswood trees or other Tilia species. Written comments regarding this proposed rule need to be submitted to ODA by 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2015.  There will also be the opportunity for oral testimony during the hearing. The hearing will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Basement Hearings Room, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. ​

See links below for copies of the: "Notice of Administrative Rulemaking Hearing,” Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, and the proposed rule.​

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing on Neonicotinoid Use on Linden Trees

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Proposed Rule on Applying Certain Neonicotinoids to Linden Trees

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Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact for Proposed Neonicotinoid Rule

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Activities​

On June 26, 2014, ODA enacted an emergency (temporary) rule phohibiting the use of any product containing the neonicotinoid insecticides dinotefuran or imidacloprid, regardless of application method, on linden trees. The temporary administrative rule will be in effect from June 26 to Dec. 23, 2014.

Advisory: Emergency (temporary) rule prohibiting the use of dinotefuran and imidacloprid on linden trees

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Temporary rule prohibiting use of dinotefuran or imidacloprid on linden trees and other Tilia trees

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Pollinators

Pollinators are extremely important to Oregon's agricultural community, pollinating many crops. Oregon is proactive in protecting bees and other pollinators and currently requires specific label language prohibiting the use of the neonicotinoid pesticides, dinotefuran and imidacloprid, on linden, basswood and Tilia species trees.

At the federal level, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required special label restrictions to neonicotinoid pesticides in order to protect pollinators. The active ingredients that will have special label language are as follows:

  • Clothianidin
  • Dinotefuran
  • Imidacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam

Resources

Advisory: Emergency (temporary) rule prohibiting the use of dinotefuran and imidacloprid on linden trees

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Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticides for Use in Nurseries

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Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticides for Use on Landscape Ornamentals

A list of altenative to neonicotinoid insecticides to control aphids landscape ornamentals. Document

Bumble Bees, Trees, and Neonicotinoids brochure (2014)

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Dinotefuran and Imidacloprid Containing Products Registered in Oregon in 2013/2014

A list of dinotefuran and imidacloprid containing products registered in Oregon in 2013/2014 Document

EPA - Information on Residue Toxicity Time for Growers and Beekeepers

EPA data to use as a means of guaging the relative lengths of time that pesticide products may remain toxic to bees. Website

EPA Pollinator Protection

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How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591)

Sudy material for some pesticide exams. How to protect pollinators. Website

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

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Oregon State Beekeepers Association

Swarm collection and bee and beekeeping information Website

Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Using Integrated Pest Management and Other Conservation Practices

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Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides

How to protect pollinators from pesticides - a brochure Document

Temporary rule prohibiting use of dinotefuran or imidacloprid on linden trees and other Tilia trees

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Washington Dept. of Agriculture Bee Brochure

Pollinator Protection brochure - 10 Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides Document

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​​Contact

Pesticides Program
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735
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