A NGO group is currently petitioning the US EPA to revoke all food use tolerances
for the organophosphate class of chemistry. In peanut this means phorate (Thimet) and acephate
(Orthene). This is not a good situation.
The comment period is open until September 25, 2022. Click HERE to visit the EPA website to review other comments and to add one of your own if you so choose. Click on Comment under Petition to Revoke Tolerances and Cancel Registrations for Certain Organophsphate Uses to enter your comment.
Losing Thimet would be a major blow to our efforts to reduce the impact of tomato spotted wilt disease.