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

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.

Washington Updates List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

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. In addition, WSDA has recently updated the criteria to clarify the allowable post-harvest uses of pesticides in marijuana production.

The WSDA has added 19 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 17 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Washington were voluntarily cancelled, or because the labels were no longer consistent with WSDA criteria.

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 17 pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.

Pesticides containing 3 new active ingredients [Capric (decanoic) acid, Caprylic (octanoic) acid, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate] were added to the list. Most 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. AG DE-CIDE, EPA Reg. No. 7655-1-71074
  2. DESPOT SNAIL & SLUG BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-33-7001
  3. ESPOMA INSECT!, EPA Reg. No. 67702-35-83598
  4. ESPOMA ORGANIC BRAND INSECT CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-35-83598
  5. ESPOMA ORGANIC BRAND INSECT SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-83598
  6. FINALSAN HERBICIDAL SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8
  7. GRANADA 5, EPA Reg. No. 81803-6-93161
  8. GREEN GOBBLER 20% VINEGAR WEED KILLER, EPA Reg. No. 85208-1-93489
  9. HOMEPLATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-54
  10. MERUS 3.0, EPA Reg. No. 8329-108
  11. PREV-AM, EPA Reg. No. 72662-3
  12. SAFER BRAND CATERPILLAR KILLER FOR TREES SHRUBS AND VEGETABLES CONCENTRATE II, EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-42697
  13. SLUG & SNAIL BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-3-83598
  14. SUMMIT BIOLOGICAL CATERPILLAR & WEBWORM CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-6218
  15. THURICIDE BT CATERPILLAR CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-829
  16. SPIDER MITE CONTROL, WA Reg. No. 93752-18002
  17. SUPER SAFE ORGANIC INSECTICIDE & FUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 997940-17002
  18. TCC-IPM, WA Reg. No. 997020-18001
  19. TETRACURB ORGANIC, WA Reg. No. 8596-18001

 

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

  1. AGRI-FOS SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 71962-1-54705
  2. BAYER ADVANCED NATRIA DISEASE CONTROL READY-TO-USE, EPA Reg. No. 264-1154-72155
  3. BONIDE LIQUID COPPER FUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-2-4
  4. BONIDE LIQUID COPPER FUNGICIDE READY TO USE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-1-4
  5. CAMELOT O FUNGICIDE/BACTERICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-2-67690
  6. CONCENTRATE WORRYFREE BRAND VEGOL YEAR-ROUND PESTICIDAL OIL FOR ORGANIC GARDENING, EPA Reg. No. 67702-4-33116
  7. CUEVA FUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-2-70051
  8. EARTH-TONE 3N1 DISEASE CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-15-83598
  9. EARTH-TONE INSECTICIDAL SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-83598
  10. MONTEREY LIQUID COPPER FUNGICIDE RTU, EPA Reg. No. 67702-1-54705
  11. READY-TO-USE RO-PEL DEER & RABBIT REPELLENT, EPA Reg. No. 8119-8-1663
  12. READY-TO-USE WORRYFREE GARDEN INSECT CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-6-33116
  13. READY-TO-USE WORRYFREE INSECTICIDAL SOAP FOR ORGANIC GARDENING, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-33116
  14. SERENADE OPTIMUM, EPA Reg. No. 264-1160
  15. BIOLINK INSECT REPELLANT, WA Reg. No. 51517-03002
  16. ECOLOGIC GARDEN INSECT KILLER READY-TO-USE, WA Reg. No. 72041-14004
  17. ECOLOGIC HOUSEPLANT & GARDEN INSECT KILLER, WA Reg. No. 72041-14002

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 stop sales in Washington on the WSDA web site:

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

 

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

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. 

WSDA has removed 2 pesticides that were placed on stop sale by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). The ODA reported that both pesticides contained active ingredients that were not disclosed on the label. 

WSDA recommends that marijuana growers not use any existing stocks of the 2 pesticides placed on stop sale by the ODA, until WSDA determines whether similar action is appropriate in Washington.

Removed – Placed on stop sale by ODA

  1. AZAMAX, EPA Reg. No. 71908-1-81268
  2. EVERGREEN PYRETHRUM CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 1021-2560

In addition, WSDA has added 43 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 24 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Washington were voluntarily cancelled, or because the labels were no longer consistent with WSDA criteria. 

Pesticides containing four new active ingredients (Acetic acid, D-Limonene, Isaria fumosorosea Strain FE 9901, Linseed oil) were added to the list. Most 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. Other pesticides include herbicides labeled for direct application to, and control of, unwanted plants (weeds). Remember to read and comply with all applicable label directions and precautions when using any pesticide.

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 24 pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.

Added

  1. 20% VINEGAR HERBICIDE FOR CONTROL OF WEEDS, EPA Reg. No. 85208-1-90394
  2. AVENGER AG BURNDOWN HERBICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 82052-4
  3. AVENGER AG OPTIMA, EPA Reg. No. 82052-4
  4. AVIV, EPA Reg. No. 91473-1-86182
  5. BONIDE ALL SEASONS HORTICULTURAL & DORMANT SPRAY OIL CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 4-80
  6. BONIDE ALL SEASONS HORTICULTURAL & DORMANT SPRAY OIL READY TO SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 4-80
  7. DOKTOR DOOM FORMULA 420 3 IN 1 SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 67702-4-72804
  8. FINALSAN TOTAL VEGETATION KILLER, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8-87865
  9. GARDEN FRIENDLY FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-107-829
  10. GARDEN SAFE BRAND INSECTICIDAL SOAP INSECT KILLER, EPA Reg. No. 67702-13-39609
  11. GARDEN SAFE BRAND NEEM OIL EXTRACT CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-39609
  12. GARDEN SENTINEL BIOFUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-107-56872
  13. GRANDEVO CG, EPA Reg. No. 84059-27
  14. MONTEREY HORTICULTURAL OIL RTU, EPA Reg. No. 6218-78-54705
  15. NATRIA NEEM OIL READY-TO-USE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-13-92564
  16. NATURAL GUARD BRAND BY FERTI-LOME HORTICULTURAL OIL READY TO SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 67702-4-7401
  17. NATURAL GUARD BRAND BY FERTI-LOME HORTICULTURAL OIL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-4-7401
  18. NOFLY WP, EPA Reg. No. 88664-1
  19. ORGANOCIDE ORGANIC FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 70870-3-70179
  20. PREFENCE BIOFUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 64137-5-68539
  21. PRO-MIX MP BIOFUNGICIDE + MYCORRHIZAE, EPA Reg. No. 74267-8
  22. QUIK-FIRE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8-17545
  23. REGALIA CG BIOFUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 84059-3
  24. REVITALIZE BIOFUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-107-4
  25. SUMMIT B.T.I. GRANULES, EPA Reg. No. 6218-86
  26. VENERATE CG, EPA Reg. No. 84059-14
  27. VINAGREEN, EPA Reg. No. 85208-1
  28. VINAGREEN, EPA Reg. No. 85208-1-73015
  29. ALL NATURAL SLUG & SNAIL SPRAY RTU, WA Reg. No. 54705-17002
  30. ECO-1 GARDEN SPRAY, WA Reg. No. 74578-17001
  31. ECO-1 GARDEN SPRAY CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 74578-17002
  32. FLYING SKULL NUKE EM INSECTICIDE & FUNGICIDE, WA Reg. No. 997940-17001
  33. INSTANT MITE KILLER PROFESSIONAL CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 996880-16002
  34. INSTANT MITE KILLER READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 996880-16001
  35. MAGGIE’S FARM SIMPLY EFFECTIVE 3-IN-1 GARDEN SPRAY, WA Reg. No. 73079-18005
  36. NEMATODE CONTROL, WA Reg. No. 89943-13001
  37. ORGANOCIDE BEE SAFE 3-IN-1 GARDEN SPRAY CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 70179-18001
  38. ORGANOCIDE BEE SAFE 3-IN-1 GARDEN SPRAY, WA Reg. No. 70179-18002
  39. ORGANOCIDE BEE SAFE INSECT KILLER CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 70179-18003
  40. ORGANOCIDE BEE SAFE INSECT KILLER, WA Reg. No. 70179-18004
  41. PURE 3-WAY, WA Reg. No. 998220-13002
  42. PURE 3-WAY COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16002
  43. STOP BUGGING ME! NEMATODE CONTROL READY-TO-USE, WA Reg. No. 58300-17004

 

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

  1. 1600 X-CLUDE FORMULA 2, EPA Reg. No. 499-539
  2. CULBAC GREEN, EPA Reg. No. 59588-1
  3. FUNGI-PHITE, EPA Reg. No. 83472-1
  4. GARDEN SAFE BRAND INSECTICIDE CONCENTRATE FOR DORMANT USE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-4-39609
  5. GREENCURE, EPA Reg. No. 70870-1
  6. MILSTOP BROAD SPECTRUM FOLIAR FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 70870-1-68539
  7. ORTHO DISEASE B GON COPPER FUNGICIDE READY-TO-USE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-1-239
  8. PLASMA NEEM OIL EC, EPA Reg. No. 84185-5
  9. PRENTOX PYRONYL CROP SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 655-489
  10. PRESCRIPTION TREATMENT PYRETHRUM TR MICRO TOTAL RELEASE INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 499-479
  11. PRO-MIX BX WITH BIOFUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 74267-1
  12. TYGRO INSECT FOGGER I, EPA Reg. No. 499-547
  13. ELEMONATEM, WA Reg. No. 999860-16001
  14. FLAT LINE, WA Reg. No. 996920-16001

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 stop sales in Washington on the WSDA web site:   

 

WSDA Adopts Rules For Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state. The adopted rules were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect on May 14. A state law approved last year directed WSDA to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp.

Some of the details in the adopted rules include:

  • How to apply for a state license to participate in the pilot, the types of licenses that will be available and fees for each.
  • How to obtain, handle, transport and store approved industrial hemp seed.
  • The state’s authority and process for inspecting, sampling and testing industrial hemp seeds, plants and products.
  • Licensees’ data and reporting requirements.

A public comment period on the proposed rules was open from March 1 through April 7, and two public hearings were held in Yakima and Olympia.

“It was important for us to move quickly to fulfill our statutory obligations,” said Sandison. “We heard during the comment period that these rules may not meet everyone’s specific needs. However, it’s critical that we move quickly so licensees can take advantage of the growing season. Our team will be looking for opportunities to improve these rules to support industrial hemp in our state.”

As a cannabis plant, industrial hemp is considered a controlled substance under federal law. However, the 2014 Farm Bill authorized state agriculture departments to grow the crop for research purposes under state legislation.

Industrial hemp has many potential uses. It’s a source of fiber used in textiles, rope, paper, and building materials, and hemp seed can be used for food, oil and other products. Thirty U.S. states have passed legislation regarding industrial hemp, either legalizing production, allowing research and pilot programs, or a combination of both.

To read the adopted rules and learn more about IHRP, see website.

Washington Industrial Hemp Bill Starts Process Of Creating State Program

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is preparing to create an industrial hemp research licensing program now that legislation has been approved allowing a research program for industrial hemp. The bill, ESSB 6206, directs WSDA to design a program to license researchers and certify industrial hemp seed.

This process is expected to take some time. Licenses for industrial hemp production are not currently available.

Industrial hemp is an agricultural product with many potential uses. It is grown primarily as a source of fiber used in textiles, rope, paper and building materials. Hemp seed is used for food and oil, which can be used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, inks, soaps and paints. The plants are also a source of livestock feed and bedding.

About 30 countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America permit farmers to grow hemp. Twelve U.S. states have legalized hemp production and several others allow cultivation for research projects. Hemp was grown in Washington state before it became federally prohibited.

As a cannabis plant, industrial hemp is considered a controlled substance under federal law. However, the 2014 Farm Bill defined industrial hemp and authorized state agriculture departments and higher education institutions to grow the crop for research purposes, when states legalize it.

“We understand that growers are anxious to join those already producing industrial hemp in other states and we will move quickly to establish a program here,” WSDA Director Derek Sandison said. “However, we must now lay the groundwork for the program before we can begin taking applications and issuing licenses to hemp growers.”

WSDA officials will begin the rule-making process after the bill goes into effect on June 28. This process includes soliciting and considering public input. Subject to the availability of federal or private funds, the bill also directs Washington State University (WSU) to conduct research studying the feasibility and desirability of producing industrial hemp in Washington. A report on its findings is due to the Legislature in January 2017.