PESTICIDE LABELING

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PESTICIDE LABELING
Main
method of communication between
manufacturer and user
Label: information that is printed on or attached
to the pesticide container
Labeling: includes label, leaflets, brochures, etc.
Required by law to comply with all the
instructions
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA)
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Must approve the use of all pesticides
Product does not present unreasonable risk to
humans or environment
Pesticides are registered
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA)
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Federal EPA registrations - most common
Special local needs registrations (SNL)
-State may add sites or pests to label
-Its use is legal only in that state
Emergency exemptions
-Non-registered purpose
Classification
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Unclassified - over the counter
Restricted use (RUP) - could harm environment
or human
-Certified applicator
-Will indicate on label “restricted-use pesticide”
Certified pesticide applicator
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Private applicator
-Use or supervise restricted-use pesticides to
produce an agricultural commodity on their
property or their employers or property of
someone they trade services
Commercial applicator
-all other not covered by private
LABELS
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Brand name - different names for the same active
ingredient, company trademark
-Always read active ingredient
Ingredient statement
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Amount of each
ingredient
Inert ingredients
Common name must
be accepted by EPA
Chemical name is the
complex name that ID
the chemical
components and
structure
Registration and Establishment
Numbers
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Needed in case of poisoning and accidents
Registration is EPA approval
Establishment is production facility
Precautionary Statements
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Keep out of reach of
children
The signal word
indicate the acute
effect of exposure
of four routes
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Oral, dermal,
inhalation, and eye
Do NOT refer to
the delayed or
allergic effect
Precautionary Statements
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Danger - highly toxic
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Poison/Skull and
Crossbones
No Poison warning if
skin and eye danger
only
Warning - acute
illness
Caution - slightly
toxic or relatively
nontoxic
Statement of Practical Treatment
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What to do when exposed to pesticide
Hazards to human and domestic
animals
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Acute: immediate danger
Delayed: tumors, reproductive, etc
Allergic: skin irritation or asthma
Personal protective equipment
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Gives you the MINIMUM equipment you must
wear
Environmental hazards
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Toxicity to wildlife, such as birds, bees, aquatics,
etc.
Physical or Chemical hazards
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Flammable? Explosive? Corrosive?
Directions of Use
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NOT advise, but requirement
Protective equipment (minimum)
Application
Not higher or more frequent
Can apply to target pest not listed
Can mix with fertilizer or another pesticide
Disposal
Re-entry Interval (REI)
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Time before entering area of application
May or may not say on label
4, 12, 24, or 72 hours
Storage and Disposal
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Storage directions: such as above freezing
Disposal directions
Do not bury or burn pesticide (and containers)
Reference to other directions
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Not enough room on label
FIFRA
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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
Act
Enacted in 1947
Regulates the production, distribution, and use
of chemicals
Empowers the EPA to govern pesticides
Violations of EPA regulation result in fines
General Information
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Short description of what the chemical does
Mixing Directions
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Tank mix compatibilities
Other Information
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Rates
Pests controlled
Other information specific to chemical

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