Brooks County Ag Connection

Proposed label changes for pollinator protection

Here is an alert from Dr. Stormy Sparks:

The link below and the information attached concerns PROPOSED label changes for MOST insecticides we use in vegetables (and other crops).

This currently will apply only to situations where growers are contracting for pollination services (but can easily be expanded).

This will prohibit use of most insecticides in crops that are blooming if you contract for pollination.

For a quick glance at the potential impact look at the last two pages of the attached document:

Last page shows the proposed label change.

Next to last page is a list of the insecticides that will be impacted (and this list can be easily expanded).

I highlighted text in the attached document that I thought was important as I read it the first time.

If you would like to comment on the proposed label changes or want more information, go to the following link:

http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/proposal-protect-bees-acutely-toxic-pesticides#restrictions