Resources

organic microgreens

USDA NOP Rules & Guidelines

plane spraying

EPA and the FAA Resources

2018-2021 FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Guidance

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). (7 U.S.C. §136 et seq.) FIFRA relates directly to the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of pesticide products.

LABELING LAWS

Each pesticide has a unique label with directions for application and use for each applicable crop type.  They also contain the list of active ingredients and precautions, as well as recommendations for application. If the crop is not listed on the label, the pesticide is not approved for use on that crop and the allowable residue level is 0.  Labels are reviewed by the EPA.  Restricted use pesticides are subject to the labeling requirements specified in 40 CFR Part 156, including the requirements set out in 40 CFR 156.10(j)(2) described further in PR Notice 93-1.  If there is a restricted use, the labeling requirements for restricted use must be followed.

See EPA Label Review Manual.

The list of resources are constantly being updated and are provided as a guide to help you better understand and navigate the regulatory laws and guidelines as it applies to organic farms and specialty crops.