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1 Pesticide Labeling

2 Labels and Labeling Pesticide Labeling is the main means of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and Pesticide Users. Label is the information attached to the Pesticide Container. Labeling is the label and any other information you receive from the manufacturer. Any product that proclaims pesticidal qualities must be registered with the EPA and must have a label. Labels follow a standard format. Insecto ™ is diotomaceous earth and has a label

3 Pesticide Labeling Gives you instructions on how to use the product safely and correctly. Pesticide users are required by law to comply with all the instructions and directions for use in pesticide labeling.

4 EPA Approval for Labeling
No pesticide may be sold in the US until the EPA has approved the product. Product will not present unreasonable risk to humans and the environment EPA has certain labeling requirements that must be approved Only after EPA approval and registration can the product be sold.

5 Types of Pesticide Registrations
Federal Registration Special Local Needs Registration Emergency Exemption from Registration

6 Federal Registration Most Common form of Registration
Also called a Section 3 label (Section 3 of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act….FIFRA Official EPA Registration number on label look for the number to make sure you are buying an approved product. FIFRA is the federal law that regulates how pesticides are packaged, sold and used

7 Special Local Needs Registrations (Section 24c)
Allows States to further control how a pesticide is used within their jurisdiction. registering additional uses to include sites and pests adding limitations such as groundwater restrictions or number of applications

8 Special Local Needs Registrations
Labeling must be provided for each special local needs registration. Applicators must have a copy of the special local needs labeling in their possession to apply the pesticide for that purpose. Growers apply to the Montana Department of Agriculture for Section 24s The MSU Pesticide Education Program can assist growers with the Section 24 Process.

9 Emergency Exemptions Section 18
Used when an emergency pest situation arises for which no pesticide is registered. Request is made by growers to Montana Department of Agriculture Strict controls and recordkeeping are required for all these emergency exemptions. The MSU Pesticide Education Program can assist growers with the Section 18 Process.

10 Classification of Pesticide Uses
EPA categorizes every use of pesticide as either- Unclassified or General use Pesticides -GUP Restricted Use (Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP)

11 Restricted Use Pesticides
Classified as restricted if it could cause harm to humans pesticide handlers other persons Or have some environmental impact High water solubility Persistent Toxic to animals or beneficial insects RUPs must be applied by certified applicators

12 Restricted Use “Use” refers to such activities as application
mixing and loading transporting, storing, or handling pesticides after the manufacturer’s seal is broken care and maintenance of application and handling equipment disposal of pesticides and their containers

13 Restricted Use Pesticides
Only a certified pesticide applicator may use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides. Two types of certified pesticide applicators private applicators commercial applicators

14 Private Applicators Use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities on property owned or rented by themselves their employer

15 Commercial Applicators
Use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides on any property or for any purpose other than that listed for private applicators

16 Parts of Pesticide Labeling
Brand Name Ingredient Statement Each pesticide label must list what is in the product must list the official chemical name and/or common name of active ingredients Inert ingredients need not be named by the label must show what % the product contains.

17 Parts of Pesticide Labeling
Type of Pesticide insecticide algicide herbicide Registration & Establishment Numbers Net Contents Name & Address of Manufacturer The EPA registration number uniquely identifies the pesticide. The EPA Establishment number is found on the actual labels and tells where the product was manufactured. It is not on this slide because the label came from a sample book.

18 Parts of Pesticide Labeling
Type of formulation WP - wettable powder D - dust EC - emulsifiable concentrate 22K – 22% potassium (K) salt Restricted Use Label label will state “Restricted-Use Pesticide” in a box at the top of the front label will include a statement on the product Its nice to know the type of formulation so that you can plan for what kind of safety gear you need. Wet formulations such as Emulsifiable concentrates and Soluble liquids are more easily absorbed whereas dry formulations such as wettable powders (WP) and Dust are more easily inhaled, especially during mixing and loading. The “K” in Tordon 22K means it’s a potassium salt, salts are more soluble in water, but also potassium salts tend to react more with hard water minerals and may cause problems

19 Parts of Pesticide Labeling Signal Words
Danger–Poison – it can kill you! Danger – usually associated with skin or eye damage Warning -moderately toxic Caution - least toxic Signal words indicate acute toxicity only (single short term dose).

20 Signal Word

21 Parts of Pesticide Labeling Remember – all labels follow a certain format
Statement of practical treatment (first aid) instructions on how to respond to an emergency exposure involving the product Precautionary Statements What safety gear to wear (PPE) User Precautions

22 Parts of Pesticide Labeling
Environmental Hazards Physical or Chemical Hazards Directions for use it is a violation of Federal lay to us a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling

23 Brand Name Ingredients PPE EPA #’s Signal Word User Precautions First Aid

24 Parts of Pesticide Labeling
Entry Statement some pesticide labeling contains a precaution about entering a treated area after application. This statement tells you how much time must pass before people can enter a treated area worker protection

25 Parts of Pesticide Labeling
Storage and Disposal prohibitions storage spilled materials pesticide disposal container disposal it is unlawful to burn pesticide containers in Montana


27 Sites


29 Uses inconsistent with the Pesticide Label
it is illegal to use a pesticide in any way not permitted by the labeling. Off-site Improper equipment settings Improper rate (lack of calibration) No safety gear worn when the label says you must! A pesticide may be used only on the plants, animals, or sites named in the directions for use. If the site is listed but the pest is not, you can still use the product on site, but you have no recourse if the product doesn’t work.

30 Pesticide Labels You may not use higher dosages higher concentrations
more frequent applications

31 Pesticide Labels Federal law does allow you to use pesticides in some ways not mentioned in the labeling apply a pesticide at any dosage, concentration, or frequency less than that listed on the labeling apply a pesticide against any target pest not listed on the labeling if the application is to a plant, animal, or site that is listed,

32 Pesticide Labels Federal law does allow you to use pesticides in some ways not mentioned in the labeling use any appropriate equipment or method of application that is not prohibited by the labeling mix a pesticide or pesticides with a fertilizer if the mixture is not prohibited by the labeling mix two of more pesticides, if all of the dosages are at or below the recommended rate

33 Read the Label Before you purchase the product
Before you apply the product Before you dispose of the container

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