WSDA Releases Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WSLCB updates pesticide list

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA.

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The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 15 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Washington were voluntarily cancelled, or because the labels were no longer consistent with WSDA criteria.

In addition, WSDA has added two new columns to the list to designate Section 3 pesticides that are subject to Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requirements, and Section 3 pesticides that are limited to use by non-commercial marijuana growers (e.g., use allowed on home grown marijuana) only.

Please check your stock of pesticides against the list to ensure that you are using an allowed product. Marijuana growers can continue to use any existing stocks of the 15 pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.

All of the pesticides that were added to the list contain active ingredients that were already allowed for use in marijuana production.

Some pesticides are labeled for application to soil or to crop plants, while some pesticides are labeled for application to both soil and crop plants (e.g., insecticides, fungicides). Other pesticides include herbicides labeled for direct application to, and control of, unwanted plants (i.e., weeds). Remember to read, understand, and comply with all applicable label directions and precautions when using any pesticide.

Added

  1. AVENGER AG OPTIMA, EPA Reg. No. 92967-4
  2. AZAMAX, EPA Reg. No. 71908-1-81268
  3. AZERA GARDENING, EPA Reg. No. 1021-1872
  4. BELCHIM IRONFIST SLUG AND SNAIL BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-32-87865
  5. FIREWORXX, EPA Reg. No. 67702-54-59807
  6. PERAGREEN 15%, EPA Reg. No. 63838-2
  7. ZEROTOL HC, EPA Reg. No. 70299-16
  8. AGROPEST, WA Reg. No. 997700-19001
  9. DELIVERANCE, WA Reg. No. 89943-19002
  10. ECO-1 FRUIT & VEGETABLE SPRAY CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 74578-19001
  11. ECO-1 FRUIT & VEGETABLE SPRAY READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 74578-19002
  12. MERCENARY, WA Reg. No. 997480-18001

Removed – Voluntary cancellation, or label no longer consistent with WSDA criteria

  1. 1600 X-CLUDE FORMULA 2 MICROENCAPSULATED INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 499-539
  2. AGRI-FOS SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 71962-1
  3. AVENGER AG BURNDOWN HERBICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 82052-4
  4. AVENGER AG OPTIMA, EPA Reg. No. 82052-4
  5. AZAPRO, EPA Reg. No. 92629-1
  6. BIOSIDE HS 15%, EPA Reg. No. 63838-2
  7. BONIDE BON-NEEM II FUNGICIDE/MITICIDE/INSECTICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-75-4
  8. DESECT DIATOMACEOUS EARTH INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 7655-1
  9. FINALSAN TOTAL VEGETATION KILLER, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8-87865
  10. QUIK-FIRE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8-17545
  11. MOLE & VOLE STOPPER GRANULAR, WA Reg. No. 82165-12005
  12. PURE 3-WAY, WA Reg. No. 998220-13002
  13. PURE 3-WAY COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16002
  14. PURE KAPOW, WA Reg. No. 998220-13001
  15. PURE KAPOW COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16001

You can find the complete list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production, the criteria WSDA used to establish the list, and information regarding statewide stop-sale orders in Washington on the WSDA web site:

agr.wa.gov/pestfert/pesticides/pesticideuseonmarijuana.aspx

Contact

  • For information regarding the registration of pesticides and fertilizers, please contact the WSDA Pesticide and Fertilizer Registration Section.

          Phone: 360-902-2025

          Email for pesticide registration: pestreg@agr.wa.gov 

Email for fertilizer registration: fertreg@agr.wa.gov

  • For information regarding how to comply with the pesticide label, please contact the WSDA Pesticide Compliance Program.

          Phone: 360-902-2040

          Email: pcompliance@agr.wa.gov

  • For any other questions, please contact your Liquor and Cannabis Board enforcement officer.
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