NALP urgent action request: EPA Restrictions on Pyrethroid Use! Email
Thursday, January 05, 2017 02:00 AM

From National Association of Landscape Professionals:

NALP is working with multiple industry stakeholders on an urgent pesticide regulation related issue, and we need your help! Currently, the EPA is evaluating whether to further restrict pyrethroid use for professionals. As you know, inappropriate regulations can significantly impact your lives and livelihood, and we need you to voice your concerns and help the EPA better understand the important role that pyrethroids serve in your ability to provide your services and protect the public.

To help you craft your message, we have created a template that contains information that you may wish to communicate to the EPA; your comments will have the greatest impact if you include technical information such as which pyrethroids you use, application rates, methods of application, and how the product is an effective tool in integrated pest management. This will help EPA refine its assumptions on how pyrethroids are really used.

Including other information on the importance of pyrethroids to your toolbox is helpful as well, such as efficacy, economy, resistance management, and lack of alternatives, will help EPA assess the benefits. (e.g. all pyrethroids are not applied at maximum label rates and the maximum number of applications to all available acres).

On behalf of the Pyrethroid Working Group, NALP thanks you for agreeing to voice your support of pyrethroids. Your input will provide critical information to help address concerns that the EPA's initial draft risk assessment does not take into account the totality of relevant scientific data, and fails to fully recognize the critical role pyrethroids play in the success of your industry and business.

Take time today to contact the EPA and submit your pyrethroid use comments!

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