TheNational Antimicrobial Information Network (NAIN) helps callers determine permitted uses of products, supplies general information on the regulation of antimicrobials and lists of products registered with the EPA, provides safety, health and environmental information, and takes reports of lack of product efficacy and forwards this information to EPA.
TheNational Pesticide Telecommunications Network (NPTN) provides objective, science-based information about a variety of pesticide-related subjects, including pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology, and environmental chemistry. NPTN also lists state pesticide regulatory agencies, and provides links to their Websites. NPTN can be contacted at 800-858-7378 or by email at
[email protected]. For more information, read the
U.S. National Profile on Management of Chemicals The Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) works to indicate current capabilities and capacities for management of chemicals and identify program needs in a national profile. This profile brings together information on all of the Federal chemical safety programs, and state and non-governmental activities, to be a domestic and international reference to inform specialists and the general public, and help guide U.S. chemical safety activities and coordination efforts.
Global Information Network on Chemicals (GINC) contains links to national and international chemical safety Internet sites. The GINC project is supported by the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. GINC's mission is to foster the generation and circulation of chemical-related information among all countries and international organizations for the promotion of chemical safety.
OPPTS Chemical Librarysupports programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The Library's special collections include works on specialty subjects such as pollution prevention, biotechnology, and risk assessment.
Compendium of Pesticide Common Names - http://www.alanwood.net/pesticides/, This Compendium of Pesticide Common Names is believed to be the only place
where all of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization)-approved
names are listed. It also includes approved names from national bodies for
pesticides that do not have ISO names.
Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA) - http://www.ams.usda.gov/, The Agricultural Marketing Service includes six commodity divisions--Cotton,
Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Tobacco. The
divisions employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market
news services for those commodities. They enforce such Federal Laws as the
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act.
Agricultural Pesticide Use in Coastal Areas (U.S. National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration/ORCA), http://www-orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/agchemuse/ag_chem_use...., Provides pesticide use estimates for 35 pesticides in coastal areas. The
pesticides selected include 16 herbicides, 16 insecticides, and three
fungicides. Information is also included on crop acreages in both EDAs and
coastal counties, along with the average yearly application rates for the
pesticides for each of 76 crops.
Agriculture Laws listed by the EPA Ag. Compliance Assistance Center - http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/lawpolicy.html, These major statutes contain the most important environmental requirements
that affect the agricultural community. Select any of the following items for
summaries, full text, links to related regulations, and other resource material
relating to each statute.
California Environmental Protection Agency - Department of Pesticide
Regulation - http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/, California's EPA Department of Pesticide Regulation homepage. This site has
collection of pesticide databases, pesticide use information, pesticide use
information, regulatory information, and more.
Census of Agriculture - http://www.usda.gov/nass/census/census.htm, The USDA census of US agricultural production. The census of agriculture is a
complete accounting of United States agricultural products. The census is the
only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - main web site - http://www.cdc.gov, The official web site for the Center for Disease Control. The CDC is the
place to go to find out about the latest in public health threats, control, and
ways to avoid exposure to disease.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Terrorism and Public Health - http://www.bt.cdc.gov, The CDC's web page covering the terrorism issue and public health. A valuable
resource for the public and public health professionals.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service - http://www.csrees.usda.gov/, The CSREES website contains information about the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Cooperative State research, education, and extension service. This
site contains legislative, funding, human resource information, organization
news, and job opportunities.
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (UK) - http://www.defra.gov.uk/, The website for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the
United Kingdom, contains information on farming, the environment, fisheries, and
food in the U.K.
Enviro$en$e - Common Sense Solutions to Environmental Problems - http://es.epa.gov/index.html, Enviro$en$e, part of the U.S. EPA's web site, provides a single repository
for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement information and
data bases. Their search engine searches multiple web sites (inside and outside
the EPA), and offers assistance in preparing a search.
Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping Program (USDA) - http://www.ams.usda.gov/science/sdpr.htm, The United States Department of Agriculture's page detailing the requirements
for recordkeeping for restricted use pesticides.
Federal Register, The - Online Access - http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html, The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed
Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive
Orders and other Presidential Documents.
FedWorld Information Network - http://www.fedworld.gov/, The FedWorld.gov website is a gateway to government information. This site
provides a searchable listing of U.S. government websites.
EPA Interpretive Documents Collection - http://www.epa.gov/guidance/, This Web site has been developed to provide a central point of access to
non-binding general policy, guidance, and interpretive documents that describe
how the Agency intends to exercise its discretionary authority and explains what
a statute or regulation means. This collection presently contains only
non-binding guidance materials issued by EPA Headquarters offices and does not
include materials released by EPA regional offices. The collection presently
contains guidance documents issued since January 1, 1999. The collection may not
include all guidance documents issued during this period. If EPA identifies
additional guidance documents, EPA will add them to the collection.
EPA Region 6 - Human Health Medium - Specific Screening Levels, http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6pd/rcra_c/pd-n/screen.htm, This website is a source of chemical concentrations that correspond to fixed
levels of risk in soil, air and water. This information is a valuable resource
for evaluating both residential and industrial exposure scenarios.
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information - http://www.foodsafety.gov/, FoodSafety.gov is a gateway website that provides links to selected
government food safety-related information. Not every government web site is
listed. When more than one government web site provides similar information,
links will be provided to only one or two of those sites. A steering committee
consisting of individuals with different backgrounds reviews all potential sites
for inclusion on the FoodSafety.gov web site. This web site is part of the
National Food Safety Information Network. It is maintained by FDA's Center for
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
House Committee on Agriculture - http://www.house.gov/agriculture, House committee covering agricultural topics such as chemicals, crop
insurance, soil conservation, economics, credit, livestock inspection and other
Maine Board of Pesticide Control - http://www.state.me.us/agriculture/pesticides/, The Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) is Maine's lead agency for pesticide
regulation. The BPC is attached to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and
Rural Resources for administrative and staffing purposes with policy decisions
made by a seven-member, public board. This website provides information about
pesticide use and licensing information for applicators in the state of Maine.
National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center - http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/index.html, The National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center is the "first stop" for
information about environmental requirements that affect the agricultural
community. The Ag Center was created by the U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) with support of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
National Archives and Records Administration - http://www.archives.gov/, The website of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), an
independent federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines us as
a people by overseeing the management of all federal records.
National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse - http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/, The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse provides
information about environmental requirements that affect different sectors of
industry and government including the agricultural community. The Clearinghouse
was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation
with a number of partners.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances &
Disease Registry - http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/atsdrhome.html, ATSDR's site contains information on hazardous substances and diseases.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - http://www.epa.gov/, The EPA website contains information on environmental protection, laws and
regulations, and news and events. There are publications and information on
their programs, as well.
U. S. EPA Methyl Bromide Phaseout Web site - http://www.epa.gov/spdpublc/mbr/, US Environmental Protection Agency site with information on the phase-out of
Methyl Bromide required by the Clean Air Act.
U. S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs - http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/, The EPA's Pesticide Programs office homepage. Contains legal information on
pesticides in addition to information about the office itself.
U. S. EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Home Page - http://www.epa.gov/iris/index.html, The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), prepared and maintained by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), is an electronic data base
containing information on human health effects that may result from exposure to
various chemicals in the environment. IRIS was initially developed for EPA staff
in response to a growing demand for consistent information on chemical
substances for use in risk assessments, decision-making and regulatory
activities. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive
training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Endangered Species Program - http://endangered.fws.gov/, Homepage for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's endangered species
U.S. Geological Survey - Pesticide National Synthesis Project (National Water
Quality Assessment Program) - http://ca.water.usgs.gov/pnsp/, This site deals with the effects of pesticide use on water quality.
U.S. Government Printing Office - Document Access On-Line - http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html, This site has electronic versions of selected government publications. There
are search capabilities to assist you in finding specific topics.
U.S. House of Representatives - http://www.house.gov/, This is the Website for the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - http://www.osha.gov/, The OSHA website has information about on-the-job safety and laws relating to
VDACS Office of Pesticide Services - http://www.vdacs.state.va.us/pesticides/, This site offers information on applicator certification and training. In
addition, it provides information about pesticide laws and regulations for the
state of Virginia
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) - http://www.vdacs.state.va.us/, VDACS website. Deals with the promotion and economic development of Virginia
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry - http://www.doli.state.va.us/, This site provides information on safety and health in the workplace, job
training, and employment opportunities. They provide online ordering of their
publications and information about their various programs.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) - http://virginiadot.org/default.asp, The VDOT website contains information on traffic conditions, planned
projects, and business opportunities.
ACCES Pesticides Newsletter(University of Arizona) - http://ag.arizona.edu/pito/, The Pesticide Information and Training Office at the University of Arizona.
A Guide to Delaware Pesticide Information - http://ag.udel.edu/extension/pesticide/index.php, The University of Delaware's cooperative extension homepage, includes
publications, a calander of events, information about training and
recertification, and a link to the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Includes
information for the licensed applicator, homeowner, and educator.
Southern Plant Diagnostic Network - http://spdn.ifas.ufl.edu/, The mission of the network is to enhance national agricultural security by
quickly detecting introduced pests and pathogens. This will be achieved by
creating a functional nationwide network of public agricultural institutions
with a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect deliberately introduced,
high consequence, biological pests and pathogens into our agricultural and
natural ecosystems by providing means for quick identifications and establishing
protocols for immediate reporting to appropriate responders and decision makers.
Our goal is to (i) establish a secure, regional network for the detection and
diagnosis of plant health problems, (ii) extend and support sound public
policies, implement rapid and accurate diagnoses, and response strategies, and
(iii) provide leadership and training.
Agricultural and Environmental Safety (Texas A&M University) - http://www-aes.tamu.edu/, Texas Agricultural Extension Service's web site with information on
applicator training and equipment, links to other pesticide and applicator web
sites, and online pesticide labels and information.
American Association of Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) - http://aapco.ceris.purdue.edu/, The Association of American Pesticide Control officials was formed in 1947.
Members of AAPCO consist of essentially state and federal pesticide regulatory
officials; however, federal and provincial Canadian officials are eligible for
membership, as are officials of all North American countries, including heads of
experiment stations, research workers, Departments of Agriculture, and other
government officials with responsibility for examination of pesticides.
Arizona Pesticide Information and Training Office (University of Arizona) - http://ag.arizona.edu/pito/, The Arizona Pesticide Information and Training Office produces educational
materials concerning RUP certification & training, pesticide safety, worker
protection and pesticide use for the residents of Arizona.
Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database (University of Minnesota) - http://www.labmed.umn.edu/umbbd/index.html, This database contains information on microbial biocatalytic reactions and
biodegradation pathways for primarily xenobiotic, chemical compounds. The goal
of the UM-BBD is to provide information on microbial enzyme-catalyzed reactions
that are important for biotechnology.
Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factor Project - http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/, The Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk
Factors (BCERF) was created in 1995 to respond to growing public concern
regarding elevated breast cancer rates in certain counties in New York State
(NYS). From its inception, BCERF has addressed the relationship between
environmental risk factors and breast cancer through a variety of research and
education strategies. BCERF translates scientific findings and data into
understandable and accessible information. In addition, it has initiated local
efforts to use what is known about breast cancer risk factors to create risk
reduction strategies for women and girls.
Center for Aquatic Plants (University of Florida) - http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/, The University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and to the
Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS), the
world's largest information resource of its kind. This website provides both
online and orderable information about aquatic and invasive plants.
Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Services - http://www.ceris.purdue.edu/, The Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS) is a
center within the Entomology Department at Purdue University. It is home to a
collection of databases of information on pesticides, plant export/import, and
exotic pest tracking. Data are received or derived principally from the US
Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Agriculture, and USA state
Chem-News (Cornell University) - http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/chemnews/index.html, Chem-News was PMEP's semi-monthly newsletter featuring pesticide regulatory
information, and other timely pesticide news. The newsletter's last issues was
in 1998, this page offers an archives of articles.
Clemson Cooperative Extension Service - http://www.clemson.edu/extension/, The website for Clemson University's Cooperative Extension Service; provides
contact information on county extension offices in South Carolina, information
about extension departments, and employment information.
Clemson Pesticide Drift Page, http://entweb.clemson.edu/pesticid/saftyed/drift.htm, Part of the Clemson Pesticide Information Program website. An excellent
summary of pesticide spray drift, including publications, factsheets, as well as
links to other pesticide drift information websites.
Clemson University Pesticide Information Program - http://entweb.clemson.edu/pesticid/, This is the pesticide safety education website for Clemson University's
Pesticide Information Program. This website contains information about
applicator recertification and certification, pesticide education topics,
training resources, and more.
Cornell Environmental Risk Analysis Program - http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/risk/, Covers environmental risk issues including diseases and pesticide use Working
on a Pest Control Impacts Database (a compilation of information about the
environmental and human health impacts of pesticides)
Extension Pesticide Program (University of Hawaii) - http://pestworld.stjohn.hawaii.edu/, University of Hawaii's extension pesticide program website. Contains
information about pesticide applicator training, the pesticide registration
program, and Hawaii's pesticide impact assessment program.
EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork - http://ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/, A collection of pesticide information written for the non-expert. Provides
health and safety information and pesticide factsheets.
Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst:Pollution Prevention for Farms and Homes (University
of Wisconsin) - http://www.uwex.edu/farmasyst, Farm*A*Syst is a partnership between government agencies and private business
that enables you to prevent pollution on farms, ranches, and in homes using
confidential environmental assessments. Farm*A*Syst can help you determine what
risks -- whether from livestock waste disposal, pesticide management or
petroleum storage -- could threaten your family's health and financial security.
A system of step-by-step factsheets and worksheets helps you to identify the
behaviors and practices that are creating those risks.
Farm Safety and Health information Clearinghouse - University of Minnesota - http://www.bae.umn.edu/, A comprehensive source of information on farm safety and health.
Hazardous Chemical Database (University of Akron) - http://ull.chemistry.uakron.edu/erd/, This database will allow the user to retrieve information for any of 1991
hazardous chemicals based on a keyword search. Potential keywords include names,
formula and registry numbers (CAS, DOT, RTECS and EPA).
Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Home Page (University of Illinois) - http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/~pse/, The goal of the Pesticide Safety Education program is to reach all users of
pesticides in Illinois with educational information on the effective, economic,
and environmentally sound use of pesticides. The web site includes factsheets, a
newsletter, training information, news, and an annual report.
Information about DEET (diethyltoluamide) via the Dominick Moth Collection
Page at the University of South Carolina - http://zebra.sc.edu/moth/deet.html, Several links to DEET related pages.
Integrated Pest Management in Schools - http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/, This site contains extensive information about integrated pest management in
a school environment.
Interregional Research Project #4 - http://www.cook.rutgers.edu/%7Eir4/, The website of the national IR-4 Minor Use Pest Control Clearance Program.
The purpose of IR-4 is to work with farmers, agricultural scientists, and
extension personnel to carry out research and petition the US Environmental
Protection Agency in order to obtain tolerances for specific pesticide uses
needed by minor crop producers. The program has grown over the years to include
clearance of biological pest control agents such as microbials (bacteria and
viruses) and biochemicals (pheromones and growth regulators) that can be an
important part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs on minor crops.
Laboratory for Pest Control Application Technology (Ohio State University) - http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/lpcat/, This site is devoted to information about the development, safe use, and
benefits of pesticides.
Laundering Pesticide Contaminated Clothing, http://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/htmpubs/farmseries/230..., University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Farm Safety Program produced this
page on Laundering Pesticide Contaminated Clothing. It provides a nice summary
of what to do to properly handle and launder pesticide contaminated clothing.
Laundering Pesticide - Contaminated Clothing, Missouri Extension, http://muextension.missouri.edu/explore/agguides/agengin/g01..., The University of Missouri Extension produced this nicely organized and well
written publication on Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing. It thoroughly
covers the topic and gives the user a series of guidelines to help him or her to
handle and launder pesticide contaminated clothing and PPE.
Measuring Adoption of New Drift-Reduction Practices among Pesticide
Applicators as a Result of Training. - http://www.udel.edu/pesticide/drift.htm, An article on how to measure the adoption of drift-reduction practices among
applicators through training.
Montana Pesticide Education Program - http://ipm.montana.edu/, This site serves as a clearinghouse for technical information on pesticides
and responsible pesticide use. The Montana Pesticide Education and Applicator
Training program serves the citizens of Montana through the Montana State
University Extension Service.
MSU Pesticide Education Program - http://www.pested.msu.edu, University of Michigan's Pesticide Education Program website, provides online
manual, licensing and certification information, and Pesticide Notes newsletter,
among other resources.
National Pesticide Applicator Training Core Manual (University of Nebraska) - http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/pat/pat.htm, A pesticide applicator training manual for both private and commercial
National Pesticide Information Center - NPIC - http://npic.orst.edu/, NPIC is ...* a cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.* a toll-free telephone service that provides
pesticide information to any caller in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the
Virgin Islands.* a service that provides objective, science-based information
about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects, including:* pesticide
products * recognition and management of pesticide poisoning * toxicology *
environmental chemistry * staffed by highly qualified and trained pesticide
specialists who have the toxicology and environmental chemistry education and
training needed to provide knowledgeable answers to pesticide questions. * a
source of factual chemical, health, and environmental information about more
than 600 pesticide active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different
products registered for use in the United States since 1947.
National Pesticide Information Center Search using Keyword "cancer", http://npic.orst.edu/cgi-webglimpse/webglimpse/services/data..., A search of the National Pesticide Information Center using the keyword
"cancer" produces many interesting articles and links to information on this
topic as it related to pesticides. This is not a comprehensive search of all
literature on the subject, which would encompass a vast array of databases.
NESPAL - National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory
(University of Georgia) - http://nespal.cpes.peachnet.edu/, A site explaining NESPAL's research projects in improving agriculture, also
contains a links list.
North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Recommendations (North Carolina State
University) - http://ipm.ncsu.edu/agchem/agchem.html, Recommendations for pesticide use in the state of North Carolina.
Northwest Berry & Grape InfoNet (Oregon State University) - http://osu.orst.edu/dept/infonet/, Contains information related to the berry and grape industry. Includes a
calendar of events, market information, and more.
Ohioline - http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/, Principally produced by Ohio State University Extension, Ohioline is your
Link to Information, News and Educational resources of not only Extension but of
the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio
Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the Agricultural Technical
Institute. Research and Extension programs are also supported by the colleges of
Human Ecology, Veterinary Medicine, and Biological Sciences.
Oregon State University Extension Service - Pesticide Applicator Training
Program - http://ippc.orst.edu/pat/, Oregon State University Extension Service Pesticide Applicator Training
program web site. Valuable for those seeking training in Oregon to locate
courses and testing locations. The site also provides information on the
necessary study materials and links to other resources.
Pest Management and the Environment (Iowa State University) - http://www.pme.iastate.edu/, A gateway to the pest management and environmental programs offered by Iowa
State University. Also provides news, information, and links for important pest
management issues and contacts for the people of Iowa.
Pesticide Contaminated Clothing Laundering, http://ohioline.osu.edu/atts/PDF-English/Pesticide-Launderin..., Part of Ohio State's OhioLine Extension Information - This factsheet is part
of Ohio State Extension's Agricultural Tailgate Safety Training Series. It is an
excellent resource of information for applicators seeking knowledge about proper
laundering of pesticide contaminated clothing.
Pesticide Education Program (Penn State) - http://www.pested.psu.edu/, Penn State's Pesticide Education Program web site, includes fact sheets,
program and recertification information, publications, newsletters, and other
pesticide information resources.
Pesticide Management Education Program (Cornell University) - http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/, This site provides information on the safe use of pesticides. There are
educator resources, chemical information, and regulation information, among
Pesticide Manufacturers Guide via NPTN (Oregon State University) - http://ace.orst.edu/info/nptn/manuf.htm, Pesticide Manufacturer, Formulator, Producer, and Registrant Company
Information. A list of companies involved in the production of pesticides.
Pesticide Programs and Pesticides (West Virginia University), http://www.wvu.edu/%7Eagexten/ipm/pestprog/pestprog.htm, This site serves as a source for the National and West Virginia Agricultural
Pesticide Impact Assessment Programs (NAPIAP) and Pesticide Certification and
Pesticide Education Programs. Site also includes guidelines and procedures for
pesticide certification, suggested study materials for West Virginia commercial
and certified public pesticide applicator examinations, personnel and contact
information, and links to other pesticide application resources.
PubMed searchable database - http://clinical.uthscsa.edu/pubmed/, A searchable database of articles from the National Library of Medicine. This
search engine appears very powerful, but it's interface is difficult to
understand at first. (connection refused 10/15/2000)
Purdue Pesticide Programs (Purdue University) - http://www.btny.purdue.edu/PPP/, Information on commercial applicator training. Also has some publications and
South Carolina Agromedicine Program - http://www.musc.edu/oem/agmedhome.html, The Agromedicine Program (AP) is one element of the Division of Public Health
and Public Service of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical
University of South Carolina (MUSC). It was established in 1984 as a partnership
between MUSC and Clemson University. The AP was recognized by the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation in 1986 as a national leader in an innovative approach that links
medicine and agriculture to improve the health and safety of agricultural
workers and of the public as the consumers of agricultural products. The AP has
three program areas: public service, education, and research.
The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management (University of Nebraska) - http://icwdm.org/, Got a problem with an animal pest, even though its "wildlife"? We offer you
solutions, from armadillos to salamanders, from bats to deer, for your damage
problems that are caused by wild animals. Look at our Key to begin your
investigation of your wildlife-caused problem. We also provide a directory (not
endorsements) of products and services provided by wildlife pest control
businesses. Ours is a USDA-CSREES-IPM funded and University-sponsored effort.
(Clemson, Utah St, Cornell, UNL). You can also find the University nearest you
and their on-line wildlife publications. We also offer the professional in
wildlife control the latest, library materials, news, business helps and job
prospects. We even have some fun links for kids.
The Label Newsletter (University of Nebraska), http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/pat/thelabel/thelabel.htm, The fundamental purpose of The Label newsletter is to disseminate pesticide
related information and encourage the multiplier effect via Extension
communication channels to clientele. It is intended to serve as a source for
subsequent news releases by Extension co-workers and to inform pesticide
applicators and consumers. Topics related to pest management, new developments,
pesticides, pesticide education, water quality, regulations, and more are
included in the newsletter.
The Public and Pesticides - Exploring the Interface (Ohio State University), http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~plantdoc/pubpest/index.html, Expectations are high among agricultural groups that our society knows,
understands, and appreciates what is involved in meeting the nation's vast food
and fiber needs. In reality, the public does not have a clear understanding of
the production system and in particular how agriculture and science interact to
do this job. There are public expectations about what is required in meeting
standards for food quality and safety. In general, the public seems to be
asking, "What are you doing for us about this?" This report is based on the
belief that there must be greater professional and personal attention to
relationships among our multifactorial stakeholder society. The findings will be
best used as a discovery or discussion document. Arguments about pesticides, pro
or con, are not a subject for this report. It is about improved relationships
and dialogue leading to a better informed public and better public policy
U.S. EPA / OPP Chemical Ingredients Database Query - http://ppis.ceris.purdue.edu/, National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) Public site allows
you to search a chemical ingredients database by chemical name or by its
Chemical Abstract Services number.
UC Agricultural Personnel Management Program (University of California) - http://apmp.berkeley.edu/, An information center for farm labor management.
UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project - Pest Management Guidelines - http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/GENERAL/tools.html, "The UC Pest Management Guidelines database supplies the University of
California's official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and
nonpesticide alternatives for managing insect, mite, nematode, weed, and disease
pests in agricultural crops, commercial turf, and in home and landscapes."
UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project - Pesticide Education Program - http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/index.html, Pesticide educator information, training manuals, and programs for trainers.
UMCE Pest Management Office (University of Maine) - http://www.umext.maine.edu/topics/pest.htm, IPM programs for Maine. Includes potatoes, apples, blueberries, sweet corn,
strawberries, broccoli, and greenhouses. This site also has Insect and plant
disease fact sheets and Applicator training manuals.
University of Flordia's Pesticide Information Office - http://pested.ifas.ufl.edu, The University of Flordia's Pesticide Information and Education Program
provides information, educational programs, and materials to:Persons who use
pesticides as part of their livelihood, Consumers with questions about use and
impact of pesticides in their daily lives, Faculty and students, Decision
makers, such as local, state, and federal government regulators and legislators.
University of Missouri's Pesticide Applicator Training page - http://ipm.missouri.edu/pat/index.asp, This site provides information about pesticide applicator training and
testing in Missouri. There is a schedule of courses and tests and a manual order
UT Extension, Entomology and Plant Pathology - includes Pesticide Programs
(University of Tennessee) - http://web.utk.edu/~extepp/, Information on insects and plant diseases.
UW Integrated Pest and Crop Management - includes Pesticide Programs
(University of Wisconsin) - http://ipcm.wisc.edu/, Pesticide applicator training and integrated pest management from the
University of Wisconsin.
Virginia Pest Management Guides (PMG's) - http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/pmg/index.html, This is the on-line version of the Virginia Pest Management Guides. The PMG's
are updated annually and are specific to a particular year - requiring the user
to update their guides annually. These guides refer to those pesticides and
alternative pest controls recommended by Extension Specialists at Virginia Tech.
The PMG's are stored in PDF format. These guides are also available in book form
for purchase through your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.
Virginia Tech Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science - http://ipm.ppws.vt.edu/, Information about the department's facilities, faculty, and programs.
Virtual Pesticide Safety Education Institute - http://www.vtpp.ext.vt.edu/, This site, provided by the Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, contains various
resources for pesticide educators. There are links providing raw media,
publications, speakers, organizations, prepared presentations, and workshop
Washington State Pesticide Page (Washington State University) - http://pep.wsu.edu/, Information on pesticides, pests, diseases, etc. Also has education materials
Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Program - http://ipcm.wisc.edu/pat/, This site contains information on applicator training in Wisconsin and home
Worker Protection Standard Forum - http://are.berkeley.edu/APMP/discuss/wps/wps.html, An archive of the WPS forum is available, along with instructions on joining
the mailing list. It is a discussion group for people involved in one way or
another with the Worker Protection standard.
Organizations and associations
All You Can Eat Food Computer by the Environmental Working Group - http://www.foodnews.org/, A database developed by the Environmental Working Group to give the public a
feel for what pesticides and other toxins might be in their foods. The user can
select foods and is given a randomly selected report of possible pesticides
found in certain types of foods based on USDA's residue inspections. The user
can also play the "one-minute activist" by sending e-mail to supermarkets, food
companies, and government officials.
American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE) - http://www.aapse.org/, An association of educators providing science-based pesticide safety
education programs through tribal and government agencies and the land-grant
university cooperative extension services. An organization which seeks to
protect human health and the environment through education. A group of national
leaders in pesticide safety education, training, and certification.
American Association of Poison Control Centers - http://www.aapcc.org/, The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a nationwide
organization of poison centers and interested individuals. The AAPCC operates
under several objectives including: 1) To provide a forum for poison centers and
interested individuals to promote the reduction of morbidity and mortality from
poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research. 2)
To set voluntary standards for poison center operations. Activities include the
certification of the regional poison centers and poison center personnel. AAPCC
interacts with private and government agencies whose activities influence
poisoning and poison centers. The AAPCC develops public and professional
education programs and materials. It also collects and analyzes national
American Chemical Society - http://www.acs.org/, This site describes the American Chemical Society (ACS), membership benefits,
what services they have available, as well as information for professional,
educators, and students.
American Mosquito Control Association - http://www.mosquito.org, The official web site for the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA).
The AMCA's mission is to provide leadership, information and education leading
to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of
mosquito and other vector transmitted diseases and the reduction of annoyance
levels caused by mosquitoes and other vectors and pests of public health
Association of Natural Bio-Control Producers - http://www.anbp.org/, The Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP) is a professional
association representing the biological pest management industry. This site
provides information on the ANBP, biocontrol, and biotechnology.
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics - http://www.aoec.org/, Established in 1987, the Association of Occupational and Environmental
clinics, a non-profit organization, is committed to improving the practice of
occupational and environmental health through information sharing and
ASTM Directory of Testing Laboratories - http://www.astm.org/labs/, A directory of ASTM testing laboratories. A full text search system is
available to locate local laboratories.
British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) - http://www.bcpc.org/, The BCPC (British Crop Protection Council) brings together as Corporate
Members representatives of a wide range of organizations with an interest in
furthering the science and practice of crop protection. Between them they cover
research, the agrochemical industry, the services, contractors, distributors,
education, agricultural engineering, plant breeding/biotechnology, overseas
development, government and regulatory concerns.
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) - http://www.cast-science.org/, CAST assembles, interprets, and communicates science-based information
regionally, nationally, and internationally on food, fiber, agricultural,
natural resource, and related societal and environmental issues to our
stakeholders--legislators, regulators, policy makers, the media, the private
sector, and the public.
Crop Protection Reference (C&P Press, Inc.) AKA. The GreenBook - http://www.greenbook.net/, The online Crop Protection Reference, provided by C&P Press, Inc. This site
also includes the Crop Protection Reference (C&P Press, Inc.) for Turf &
Ornamentals; the Bluebook.
CropLife America - http://www.croplifeamerica.org/, CropLife America (formerly the American Crop Protection Association) promotes
the environmentally sound use of crop protection products for the economical
production of safe, high quality, abundant food, fiber and other crops.
Farm Employers Labor Service - http://www.fels.org/, The Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS¨) is a subscriber member organization
affiliated with the California Farm Bureau Federation. FELS has assisted members
in complying with labor laws and avoiding labor relations problems since 1970.
The goal of FELS is to assist subscribers in avoiding costly labor management
mistakes. Website also has a link to a supply and safety materials catalog.
Farm Journal Today (Farm Journal,Inc.) - http://www.FarmJournal.com/, An online newsletter providing up-to-date information and news for farmers.
The website also provides discussion groups and live chat, weather and market
information, law and crop anaylsis.
Farmland - http://www.farmland.com/, Farmland is a farmer owned organization involved in research, testing,
refining, marketing, and product development.
Abbott - http://www.abbott.com/, Abbott is the world leader in developing environmentally friendly
"biological" pesticides and plant growth regulators, and has a growing presence
in the field of animal health.
Actron, Inc. - http://www.actroninc.com, Exclusive representative of insect light traps and electronic fly killers
manufactured by Gardner International. The company also specializes in
innovative marketing technologies for various industries.
Aerex Pest Control - http://www.aerex.com/, A Chicago, Illinois based industry leader utilizing state-of-the-art pest
control techniques, Aerex serves tens of thousands of residential, commercial
and industrial clients.
Ag Air Update Online (Ag Aviation's Newspaper) - http://www.agairupdate.com/, AgAir Update is a monthly publication that delivers up-to-date news about new
products released, and new modifications for the agricultural aircraft to the
agricultural aviation industry and its affiliates worldwide. AAU is filled with
human interest stories about the people who fly ag, and how they run their
individual flying operations.
Crop Data Management Systems, Inc. -- Ag Chem Information Services for
Growing Companies - http://www.CDMS.net/pfa/LUpdateMsg.asp, This is the web version of the popular Ag Product Label Service. A fast and
convenient search tool for regular Internet users, Web APLS supplies label
summaries, WPS, DOT, product summary and more, all in less than 1 minute.
Ag-Chem Equipment Company, Inc. - http://www.agchem.com/, Ag-Chem manufactures and markets a full line of self-propelled, off-road
chassis and spray systems.
AgraQuest - http://www.agraquest.com/, Producers of environmentally friendly and natural products for farm, home,
and public health pest management.
Agricultural Chemical Use Database (USDA/NASS) - http://www.pestmanagement.info/nass/, This site provides interactive access to data from NASS, as part of a
cooperative effort among USDA, the USDA Regional Pest Management Centers and the
NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM). All data available have been
previously published by NASS and have been consolidated at the state level.
Commodity acreages and active ingredient agricultural chemical use (% acres
treated, ai/acre/treatment, average number of treatments, ai/acre, total ai
used) data are available. All data can be searched by commodity, year, state and
active ingredient. For more details on methodology, please see NASS website.
Search results can be obtained in web format and as downloadable Excel files.
For each individual active ingredient, commodity, year and statistic, dynamic
U.S. maps of each use statistic can be generated. Agricultural chemical usage
statistic data can also be seen in a graphical format. Currently, this site
contains the data from 1990 to 2001. We will continue to update the database
Agricultural Container Recycling Council - http://www.acrecycle.org/, The ACRC is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the
collection and recycling of HDPE crop protection product containers.
Agricultural Health Study - http://www.aghealth.org, An important research project called the Agricultural Health Study is now
underway. Over 89,000 individuals are participating in the project. This
includes private and commercial pesticide applicators as well as the spouses of
these applicators. Their cooperation is much appreciated and is essential to the
success of the study. The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of
Health (specifically the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences) and the Environmental Protection Agency and is
being carried out through the efforts of collaborators at the University of Iowa
and Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation. The goals are to
investigate the effects of environmental, occupational, dietary, and genetic
factors on the health of the agricultural population. This study will provide
information that agricultural workers can use in making decisions about their
health and the health of their families.
Agriculture Canada - http://aceis.agr.ca/newintre.html, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and
technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system,
health of the environment and innovation for growth.
Agriculture Network Information Center - http://www.agnic.org/, AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center) is a distributed network that
provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and
other resources. It was established by an alliance of the National Agricultural
Library, land-grant universities, and other organizations committed to
facilitating public access to agricultural and related information.
AgSpray Equipment, Inc. - http://www.agspray.com, AgSpray is a leading manufacturer and supplier of agricultural spraying
equipment. They specialize in tobacco sprayers, forage sprayers, spot sprayers,
skid mounted sprayers, trailer sprayers, boom sprayers, etc. Products include
agricultural sprayers and lawn and garden sprayers.
Agway, Inc. - http://www.agway.com/, Agway Inc. provides a wide variety of services to farmers, including
equipment leasing, retail supply sales, crop sales, and insurance.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. - http://www.airproducts.com/, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is a combined gases and chemicals company.
Ampen Inc. - PenaStore Chemical Storage Buildings - http://www.penickgroup.com/, Manufacturer of PenaStore Chemical Storage Buildings. These buildings meet
most regulatory requirements for chemical storage.
apestcontrol.com - http://apestcontrol.com, Apestcontrol, the new media and web design group of Professional Equipment,
offers a program for pest control companies to have professional presence on the
web without the typical high costs of custom website design. They will market
your site in all the major Search Engines and will register a unique web
address, all included in the complete online marketing program.
Aqumix - http://www.aqumix.com, Aqumix is a unique and innovative company that offers a contract mixing
service. Products are delivered in returnable, refillable containers. The
containers are designed to deliver chemical through a closed system transfer.
They are one of the charter members of the EPA's Pesticide Stewardship Program.
Aquimix offers their customers an efficient and safe means to protect the
mixer/loader and the environment through the use of their delivery system. On
top of that, they offer the means to track each container with their container
tracking software system.
AstraZeneca - http://www.astrazeneca.com/, The website of AstraZeneca, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical
companies, also a producer of agrochemicals.
Atofina - http://www.atofina.com, The website of Atofina, the chemicals branch of the TotalFinaElf group.
TotalFinaElf is the world's fourth largest oil company and fifth largest
Bayer Advanced - http://www.bayeradvanced.com/, Bayer Advanced LLC has come up with a way to make your job easier. The Bayer
Advanced(TM) website is an excellent resource if you're looking for answers to
tough consumer lawn and garden problems. Our Bayer Advanced consumer products
and proprietary chemistries bring Better Thinking, Better Results(R) to life.
These proprietary chemistries include imidacloprid (Merit(R)), disulfoton
(Disyston(R)), trichlorfon (Dylox(R)), and cyfluthrin (Tempo(R)).
Bayer Crop Protection Center - http://www.bayerus.com/cropscience.html, The website of Bayer Crop Protection Center, a pesticide manufacturer. This
page has a 500+ item searchable label and MSDS database. It also describes some
of Bayer's products.
Becker Underwood - http://www.beckerunderwood.com/, The website of Becker Underwood, a creator and producer of specialty
bio-agronomic and colorant products with a broad range of applications.
Bell Laboratories, Inc. - http://www.belllabs.com/, The website of Bell Laboratories, manufacturers of rodent control products.
Bengal Chemical Inc. - http://www.bengal.com/, The website for Bengal Chemical Inc, manufacturer of home, commercial, and
Bestway Sprayers (Konneker-Brown, Inc) - http://www.rhs-inc.com/, The website of Bestway Sprayers, manufacturer of trailer, three point, boom,
and tractor mounted sprayers.
Bethurum Research & Development - http://www.bethurum.com/, The website of Bethurum Research and Development, manufacturer of all natural
pesticides, personal care, and pet and animal care products.
Biocontrol Network - http://www.biconet.com, This website provides a wide variety of information on integrated pest
management and on Arizona Biological Control, Inc.
Biospherics, Inc. - http://www.biospherics.com/biospherix.html, BioSpherix, a division Spherix, Inc. is dedicated to research and product
development for innovations in the bio-technology industry. Their focus is on
natural and safe products to meet the evolving needs of modern times and the
Bird Barrier - Bird Control Products (Bird Barrier America, Inc.) - http://www.birdbarrier.com/, Bird Barrier is America's leading manufacturer and supplier of pest bird
Bird-B-Gone, Inc. - http://www.birdbgone.com/, Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of bird deterrents and is
dedicated to solving pest bird problems.
Borax - http://www.borax.com/, Rio Tinto Borax operates California's largest open pit mine in Boron,
California - one of the richest borate deposits on the planet. The company
supplies nearly half the world's demand for refined borates. Borax is
acknowledged as the world leader in borate technology, research and development.
Broyhill Company (Ag & Turf Application Equipment) - http://www.broyhill.com, Broyhill Inc. has been produces innovative, quality turf-maintenance
equipment and accessories. Serving the areas of golf course maintenance, sports
complex maintenance, parks and recreation maintenance, and beach refuse
Buckman Laboratories - http://www.buckman.com, Buckman Laboratories is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals for
aqueous industrial systems. Buckman Labs work with industry worldwide in
providing advanced chemical treatment technologies and extensive technical
service to solve complex industrial problems. Their expertise spans a broad
range of specialty chemicals, including microbicides, scale inhibitors,
corrosion inhibitors, polymers, dispersants, and defoamers.
Case IH Corp. Application Equipment - http://www.caseih.com/, Case IH is a leading brand whose signature red color is recognized around the
world due to its 160-year history in the farm equipment industry. Case IH sells
and supports a full line of equipment, parts, after-sales service and financial
services through a network of more than 4,000 professional dealers in 150
CDMS - Chemical Data Management Systems - http://www.cdms.com/index.html, Chemical Data Management Systems (CDMS) specializes in providing
environmental and safety compliance services. CDMS offers an alternative to
hiring in-house specialists at a significantly lower cost. Much of CDMS's
activities include working with OSHA, Air Quality Management Districts, Regional
Water Quality Control Boards, City and County Hazardous Material Departments,
EPA (Federal), and Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Chapin Inc. - http://www.chapinmfg.com/, Chapin Inc., is an industry leader, producing high quality, durable spraying
equipment that meets exacting industrial standards.
Cheminova Agro A/S - http://www.cheminova.com/, Cheminova Agro A/S is a chemical company, its main business area being plant
protection products. The company endeavors to build up a wide range of plant
protection products by in-house process development, registration, and the
development of active ing redient formulations, and to market them
internationally, increasingly through its own subsidiaries and sales offices.
The company aims to be the world's most efficient manufacturer and supplier of
generic plant protection products.r
CHEMTREC (Chemical Transportation Emergency Center) - 1-800-424-9300 - http://www.chemtrec.org, CHEMTREC¨ (Chemical Transportation Emergency Center) was established in 1971
by the chemical industry as a public service hotline for fire fighters, law
enforcement, and other emergency responders to obtain information and assistance
for emergency incidents involving chemicals and hazardous
CIBA Specialty Chemicals - http://www.cibasc.com/, A global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals; products include
additives, home and personal care products, paper chemicals, pigments, textile
chemicals, textile dyes, and water treatments.
Cifarelli Equipment Company - http://www.cifarelli.it/, Cifarelli is a manufacturer spray equipment and materials based in Italy. The
company specializes in knapsack mistblowers, backpack leaf blowers, vacuum
collectors, and olive shakers for harvesting.
Clorox Company - http://www.clorox.com/, The Clorox company manufactures and markets household products, both domestic
and international, and products for institutional markets, products include
Coastal Chemical Company - http://www.coastalchem.com/, Coastal Chemical Company serves primarily the oil and gas drilling,
production, processing, refining and petrochemical markets with a product line
that includes amines, glycols, fuels, lubricants, oilfield treating chemicals,
drilling fluid additives, aluminas, molecular sieves, coolants and heat transfer
Cooper Mill, Ltd. - http://www.coopermill.com/, Cooper Mill, Ltd. is a wholesale suppliers of Insect Monitoring Traps,
Pheromones and Chemical Control Products for Insect and Vegetation Management.
CWC Chemical - http://www.cwc-chemical.com/, CWC is a supplier of vegetation management products including herbicides,
adjuvants, tree growth regulators, product labels, material safety data sheets,
and application accessories. In addition, they offer their own application
company to provide technical on-site support.
Deformed/Malformed Frogs in Minnesota (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) - http://www.pca.state.mn.us/hot/frogs.html, An informational website discussing the effects of pollution on frogs,
specifically in Minnesota.
Delavan Spray Technologies - http://www.delavan.co.uk, Delavan Spray Technologies is a world leader in the design and manufacture of
high quality spray nozzles, atomisers and fluid handling systems.
Dell Tech Laboratories Ltd. - http://www.delltech.com/, Dell Tech provides expertise in regulatory compliance, product safety
evaluation and communications, analytical and performance testing as well as
product reformulation for the manufacturers, distributors and users of chemical
"do-it-yourself" Pest Control - http://doyourownpestcontrol.com/, Do-It Yourself Pest Control Inc., a resource for pest control supplies for
residential and commercial control of pests. Site provides links to insect
identification, insect help pages, rodent identification, recommended measures,
professional equipment, and information about professional strength products.
Dow Chemical Company - http://www.dow.com/Homepage/index.html, Dow is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative
chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential
DowAgroSciences - http://www.dowagro.com/, Dow AgroSciences is a global leader in providing pest management and
biotechnology products that improve the quality and quantity of the earth's food
supply and contribute to the safety, health and quality of life of the world's
DuPont - http://www.dupont.com/, DuPont is a science company, delivering science-based solutions in markets
such as food and nutrition, health care, apparel, home and construction,
electronics and transportation.
DuPont Crop Protection - http://www.dupont.com/ag/us, DuPont Crop Protection serves production agriculture with products for the
grain and specialty crop sectors as well as forestry and vegetation management.
It includes global herbicide, fungicide and insecticide products and services.
Dupont Personal Protection, http://personalprotection.dupont.com/en/index.shtml, DuPont is committed to protecting people. From first responders to industrial
workers, DuPont provides a solution to meet your safety needs. DuPont Personal
Protection offers a wide range of proven, science-based solutions including some
of the most trusted brands in the industry: Tyvek® for dry particulate hazards;
Tychem® for liquid and gas chemical hazards; NOMEX® for thermal hazards and
KEVLAR® for cut and abrasion protection. If protecting products and processes in
a sterile environment is important to you, DuPont Contamination Control offers
Cleanroom protective apparel including: Tyvek® IsoClean®, ProClean® and Summus®
garments & accessories. Other accessories including Gripper® shoe and boot
covers and Sierra® face masks make DuPont the complete resource for your
cleanroom needs. And our commitment to safety extends beyond apparel with
DuPont™ Antiseptic and Disinfectant wipes and sprays as well as sunscreen wipes.
E.C.Geiger's Hortnet - http://www.hortnet.com/, Seller of a wide range of crop supplies, sprayers, personal protective
equipment, and chemicals, a distributor of greenhouse and nursery supplies.
Eagle Container Corporation - http://www.eaglemodular.com/, The website of Eagle Container Corporation, manufacturer of steel welded
mobile structures including chemical storage buildings.
Eden Bioscience - http://www.edenbio.com/, EDEN Bioscience helps growers produce crops safely and efficiently. Their
mission is to develop the technological tools that benefit growers, consumers
and the environment.
Emergency Response Handbook (ERG2016 - this is the current version of th Users Guide) - The 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2016) was developed jointly by
Transport Canada (TC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by fire
fighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to
arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. It
is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific
or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting
themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the
incident. For the purposes of the guidebook, the "initial response phase" is
that period following arrival at the scene of an incident during which the
presence and/or identification of dangerous goods is confirmed, protective
actions and area securement are initiated, and assistance of qualified personnel
is requested. It is not intended to provide information on the physical or
chemical properties of dangerous goods.
Environment Canada's Green Lane - http://www.ec.gc.ca/, The Environment Canada's Internet resource for weather and environmental
information. The Green Lane helps connect Canadians, exchange information and
share knowledge for environmental decision-making.
Environment Canada-Prairie and Northern Region - http://www.mb.ec.gc.ca/, An environmental resource for Canada's Prairie and Northern Region. The
region encompasses more than fifty percent of Canada's landmass, and includes
five political jurisdictions (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and
Environmental Journalism Home Page - http://www.sej.org/, The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only U.S.- based membership
organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental
reporting. This site contains environmental publications as well as an online
Environmental News Link (Capitol Reports) - http://www.caprep.com/, This site provides information about the U.S. government's environmental
work. Resources available include new digest, advertising opportunities,
classifieds, and links to federal agencies.
Environmental Working Group - http://www.ewg.org/, The Environmental Working Group's website is devoted to environmental
concerns; subjects include air pollution, pesticides, tap water, toxics, and
Envirowin - http://www.envirowin.com/, Envirowin provides Windows based software products that have been designed by
environmental and health and safety professionals, to meet the specific needs of
EPA Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office - http://www.blr.com/envirowin/, EPA's CEPPO provides leadership, advocacy, and assistance to: 1) Prevent and
prepare for chemical emergencies; 2) Respond to environmental crises; and 3)
Inform the public about chemical hazards in their community. The CEPPO website
provides information on counter-terrorism, security, prevention of emergencies,
and preparedness for emergency with chemicals, including pesticides.
ESS (Electrostatic Sprayers) - http://www.maxcharge.com/, The website of Electrostatic Spraying Systems, Inc., provides various types
of electrostatic sprayers for water-based spray coating applications.
Rogers Sprayers Inc. - http://rogerssprayers.com/, The website of Windfoil and Falcon drift containment boom products, including
riding and walking sprayer booms.
EvenSpray - http://www.evenspray.com/, Even-Spray & Chemicals Ltd. is a distributor of agricultural/horticultural
products serving Western Canada.
Fisco Direct - http://www.fiscodirect.com/, The website of Fisco, a wholesale distributor of after-market replacement
parts for agricultural related products.
Fleabuster's Pest Control - http://www.fleabuster.com/, The website of Fleabuster's Pest Control, a company providing home flea
killer and many other products and services.
FMC Corporation - http://www.cropsolutions.fmc.com, The website of FMC Corporation's agricultural division, producer of chemicals
and machinery for industry and agriculture.
Gempler's, Inc. - http://www.gemplers.com, The website of Gempler's, a mail order supplier of agriculture and
horticulture products including safety, compliance, IPM, and other related
Global Information Network on Chemicals - http://www.nihs.go.jp/GINC/, The GINC, Global Information Network on Chemicals, is an online information
network for safe use of chemicals. From this homepage you can explore useful
information sources provided by both international organizations and national
institutions collaborating for safe control of chemicals.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America - http://www.gcsaa.org/, The website of GCSAA, the professional association for the men and women who
manage and maintain golf courses.
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation - Agricultural Products Business - http://www.glcc-agproducts.com, Great Lake's web site provides information on their fumigant products and
GreenBiz Leaders -The Center for Environmental Leadership Practices - http://www.greenbizleaders.com/, GreenBiz Leaders is a compendium of leadership practices, compiled from
dozens of sources. All of the initiatives in this database have received
recognition from a credible third-party organization or government agency. All
organizations in this database meet some established environmental criteria or
merit recognition for their environmental achievements set by these programs.
Simply joining an organization or endorsing a set of principles does qualify for
inclusion in GreenBiz Leaders.
Hardi International - http://www.hardi-international.com/, Hardi International A/S is a mechanical engineering company with a large
product line of sprayers and spraying equipment used for plant protection. By
developing its own sprayers and spraying equipment, the company aims to be a
world leader within its particular line of business.
Hazmat Storage Containers - http://www.hazmatstorage.com/, Leading supplier and manufacturer of hazardous material storage buildings,
containers, pallets and equipment.
Howard Garrett's Basic Organic Program (alternatives to pesticides for
gardeners) - http://www.dirtdoctor.com/, This site includes information for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
It also contains valuable tips and treatments for a variety of garden problems.
Howard Garrett, "The Doctor of Dirt", is a Texas native who is a strong
supporter of organic growing methods.
International Food Information Council - http://www.ific.org/, The main source on food-related issues.
Junkscience.com - http://www.junkscience.com/, Junk Science web site takes a number of reports and studies on various
subjects and debunks them. Entertaining and controversial to say the least, but
a good site to explore if you are seeking information on the pros and cons of
public issues such as pesticides.
Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc. - http://www.mitsuichemicals.com/, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Mitsui Chemicals) is one of the leading companies in
the chemical industry, and, through Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc., has
increasingly expanded its business in the United States offering
state-of-the-art technology and products.
Monterey Chemical Company - http://www.montereychemical.com/, Monterey Chemical Company is an independent distributor, packager and
formulator of specialty and commodity chemical products designed for use in the
agricultural, institutional, and lawn and garden business.
MSDS Databases - http://www.msdssearch.com/DBLinksN.htm, A site with a list of MSDS Searchable databases. Includes Cornell University,
Vermont SIRI, Oxford University, University of Akron, University of Utah, and
MSU Cares - Pesticide Applicator Training - http://msucares.com/insects/pesticide/index.html, A description and links to web-based materials supporting pesticide
applicator training in Mississippi. Page originates from Mississippi State
MSU-ES Newsletters - http://msucares.com/, Mississippi State University Extension Service Newsletters on a variety of
Mycogen Corporation - http://www.mycogen.com, Mycogen Company (absorbed by Dow Agro Corporation) now exists as a seed
National Agricultural Aviation Association - http://www.agaviation.org/, Home of the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA).
National Audubon Society - http://www.audubon.org/, The Audubon Society's site has information on Bird Conservation and news
about their activities.
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP) - http://www.beyondpesticides.org/, A non-profit organization set up to promote the safe use of pesticides.
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) - http://www.ncfc.org/, The NCFC is a national association of businesses owned by farmers and
ranchers. The site has information about their organization and programs.
National Pest Management Association (NPMA) - http://www.pestworld.org/, The NPMA site provides information on their programs and organization.
Formerly the National Pest Control Association.
National Response Center - http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/, The NRC is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical
spills. If you have a spill to report, contact us via our toll-free number or
check out our Web Site for additional information on reporting requirements and
procedures. For those without 800 access, please contact us at 202-267-2675. The
NRC operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
National Wildlife Federation - http://www.nwf.org/, An organization devoted to preservation of America's wildlife. Their site
contains political information and news on environmental concerns.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) - http://www.nrdc.org/, An environmental organization with an online magazine and lots of other
information on the world's environment.
Neogen Corporation - http://www.neogen.com/, Makers of Agri-Screen Ticket Pesticide Detector and many different kinds on
Occurance and Distribution of Pesticides in the Chesapeake Bay (AgNIC) - http://www.agnic.org/cbp/, Database of the occurrence and distribution of pesticides in the Chesapeake
OCS Software, Inc. - http://www.ocssoft.com/, Pesticide recordkeeping software. Products include ChemTrak and AgroTrak.
OfficeWizard - The Office Network Experts - http://www.OfficeWizard.com/, A network services firm which provides some software for download, such as
AMS Lite Pesticide Application Tracking Program for DOS Systems.
OMB Watch - http://www.ombwatch.org/, This site provides information on budget issues, regulatory policy, nonprofit
advocacy, access to government information, and activities at the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB)
Oregon Pest Control Association - http://www.opca.org/, Provides general information about the organization, meeting notes, and a
calendar of events
Orkin Agribusiness Pest Control - Fight Flies, http://www.orkincommercial.com/services/pest/flies/main.asp, Now in its 98th year, Orkin is the nation's leading provider of fly control.
Orkin embraces Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, emphasizing
sanitation as the only effective way to control flies. Browse through these
pages to learn more about the flies that can take a bite out of farm profits and
Orkin's innovative techniques that control them.
Orkin Commercial Home Page (Orkin Exterminating Company) - http://www.orkin.com/commercial/, Orkin's Web Site dedicated to commercial pest control services. Directed to
the professional applicator.
Orkin Home Page (Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc.) - http://www.orkin.com/, Orkin's Home Page - directed at the general public. Other sites are directed
at the professional applicator and agribusiness.
OSHWEB - http://www.oshweb.com/, A list of occupational safety and health resources on the internet. Includes
fire, construction, and electrical safety, Chemical safety information (MSDS,
pesticide info), radiation and product safety, and risk and safety management.
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - http://www.odi.org.uk/, A think-tank working on international development and humanitarian issues.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) - http://www.panna.org/panna/, Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) has campaigned to replace
pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives since 1982. Their strategy is to
link over 130 affiliated health, consumer, labor, environment, progressive
agriculture and public interest groups in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. with more
than 400 partners worldwide to promote healthier, more effective pest management
through education, media, demonstrations of alternatives and international
Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database - http://data.pesticideinfo.org/, The Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database provides current toxicity and
regulatory information for pesticides.
Pesticide Management Science - the International Journal Incorporating All
Aspects of Pest Management (John Wiley & Sons), http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1526-498X/, A Pest management and Biopesticides journal. Recently renamed Pesticide
Management Science (formerly Pesticide Science)
PESTICIDE.NET (Pesticide-Related Law Resources) - http://www.pesticide.net, An interactive, searchable, online version of EPA's Data Submitters List.
This is a great tool for finding registrants and contact information for
particular pesticide active ingredients, market and competitive intelligence
research, data citation and registration strategies, seeing who is supporting
their products with data, and much more. Maintained by the law firm of Wright &
Sielaty and the scientific and regulatory consultants at ChemRegInt'l with News,
Information and Resources on Conventional, Biological, Biochemical and
Pesticide Use Reporting and Reduction Project - http://wsn.org/pesticides, A site put up by the Wisconsin Environmental Decade and the Citizens for a
Better Environment dealing with pesticides and their use around schools.
Pesticides Safety Directorate - http://18.104.22.168/, This is the website for the PSD agency of the U.K. Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food.
Pesticides-Making the Right Choice for the Protection of Health and
Environment, http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.aspx?COM=17..., This website from the Parliament of Canada contains a report on pesticide
usage by the Standing Committee on Environmental and Sustainable Development. It
also offers some historical information.
PESTIS: Pesticide Information Service (PANNA) - http://www.igc.org/panna/resources/pestis.html, PESTIS is a collaborative project between non-governmental organizations
working on pesticide reform, sustainable agriculture, food security, social
justice and related issues. Participating organizations contribute selected news
articles, reports, fact sheets, position papers and action alerts. PESTIS is
maintained by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA).
PestWeb - Pest Control Industry Website - http://www.pestweb.com, PestWeb is a professional pest control industry wide site, dedicated to
providing useful information to Pest Control Operators, Product Manufacturers,
Suppliers and Distributors, Industry Service Organizations, Pest Control
Associations, and Others involved in the pest control industry.
Pfizer Inc. - http://www.pfizer.com/, Pfizer Inc discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets leading
prescription medicines for humans and animals and many of the world's best-known
PIC Procedure: History of Development - http://www.pic.int/en/viewpage.asp?id_cat=0, This site discusses procedures and code of conduct for handling certain
hazardous materials and pesticides in International Trade. Has information about
the history of the development of the PIC procedure.
Preserved Wood.Com - http://www.preservedwood.com/, A comprehensive source of information on wood preservation treatments.
Sponsored by the American Wood Preservers Institute. Includes fact sheets,
frequently asked questions, video and audio segments, and other informative
information targeting the consumer.
Riggins R-Co., Inc. - http://www.rigginsrco.com, An ag equipment business, selling and servicing fertilizer, chemical and
custom application equipment throughout the State of Missouri and eastern Kansas
Right-to-Know Network (RTK Net) - http://www.rtknet.org/, A collection of databases of government information.
Roebic Laboratories - http://www.roebic.com/, Roebic is a producer of specialty and agricultural chemicals. Most of its
products are marketed to homeowners to treat wastewater systems. These include
sewer root control products and drain cleaners, among others.
Rohm and Haas - http://www.rohmhaas.com, Producers of specialty chemicals for use in a wide variety of applications.
RootX Home Page - http://www.rootx.com/, Manufacturers site to promote RootX Sewer Root Control products. Has a great
deal of information on the application of the product by professional
applicators. Excellent descriptions and photographs.
Spray Drift Task Force - http://www.agdrift.com/, Web site summarizing the activities of the Spray Drift Task Force - an
industry wide group organized to research the issues of spray drift in the US
Spraying Systems Company - TeeJet Spray Nozzles for Agricultural Spraying - http://teejet.com/, Agricultural Division is the world leader in the manufacturing of
agricultural, turfgrass, and right-of-way sprayer components.
State Public Interest Research Groups - http://www.pirg.org/, The State PIRGs work on numerous pesticide and other toxics issues. Topics
include release of chemicals into waterways, Superfund, Energy, RTK, and Clean
Air. Includes factsheets, reports, and action alerts.
Technology Sciences Group - http://www.tsgusa.com, A consulting firm providing scientific and regulatory expertise to chemical,
agrichemical, pharmaceutical, animal health, and consumer product companies
Uniroyal Chemical (Crompton) - http://www.chemtura.com/chem/default.htm, Crompton (Uniroyal Chemical Company) specializes in chemicals and polymers;
serving many markets such as rubber processing, plastics, crop protection,
petroleum, petrochemical, recreation, graphic arts, mining, electronics,
adhesives and sealants, and paints and coatings.
United Nations - http://www.un.org/, General information, conferences and events, and publications from the UN.
United Nations Environment Program - http://www.unep.org/, UNEP provides leadership and encourages partnerships in caring for the
environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve
their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Urban Legends Reference Page: Toxin du jour - http://www.snopes2.com/toxins/dhmo.htm, Urban legend page documenting Idaho junior high school student, Nathan
Zohner's science fair project on "Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide".
Valent - http://www.valent.com, Develops and markets chemicals to protect crops, enhance yields, and improve
Victor Poison-Free Pest ControlControl - http://www.victorpest.com, Manufacturer of a full line of poison-free products created for people who
are concerned about using toxic chemicals to solve pest problems.
Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association - http://www.vnla.org/, The Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association is a group of growers, retail
garden centers, wholesale & retail nurseries, suppliers and landscape
professionals dedicated to making sure that you, the consumer, can be confident
in the quality of the plants you buy and the expertise of the landscape
professionals you hire and work with.
Water Quality Information Center (USDA National Agricultural
Library/University of Maryland) - http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/, Water and agricultural information from the National Agriculture Library.
Earth 911 - http://www.earth911.org/, It is the mission of Earth 911 to empower the public with community-specific
resources to improve their quality of life.
US Hazmat Chemical Storage - http://www.ushazmatstorage.com, U.S. Hazmat Chemical Storage, Corp. offers full service steel fabrication of
structures with unlimited applications. TURFloc is designed for pesticide
storage building; CHEMloc is the standard for hazardous materials storage for
flammables or combustibles. US Hazmat Storage can engineer the highest quality
steel structure to fit most any need. Whether it's for storage of pesticides,
paints, solvents, flammable, corrosives or even explosives, US Hazmat Storage
has a solution to fit your needs.
MCC Development - http://www.hazmatbuildings.com/, At MCC Development, we offer modular, prefabricated storage buildings - like
these - and design/build solutions to help you achieve compliance with complex
safety and environmental regulations, and to guard against potential fires and
Pro-Tec Chemical Storage Facilities - http://www.chemical-storage.com/, PRO-TEC chemical storage buildings provide an affordable / turnkey solution
for your hazmat storage needs. Each FM Approved Building exceeds the highest
standards of quality and compliance for the safe storage of hazardous materials,
flammables and combustibles. Applications include the storage of Pesticides,
Fertilizers, Gasoline, Propane, Batteries, Wastes, Oil, Paints, Oxygen and
Securall Products - http://www.securallproducts.com/, SECURALL® is a leading manufacturer of safety storage cabinets and hazmat
storage buildings. Each cabinet and building is designed to safely store such
things as flammables, corrosives, hazardous material, pesticides and industrial
National Fire Protection Association - http://www.nfpa.org/, The NFPA mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards
on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based
consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
SAFE Buildings Corporation - http://www.safebuildingscorp.com/, Welcome to SAFE, the only "TurnKey" manufacturer of prefabricated storage
buildings, inside rooms, and multiple modules for high hazard, flammable, and
explosion sensitive environments.
Spill Containment Secondary Containment - http://www.interstateproducts.com/, A complete line of environmentally friendly maintenance, safety and secondary
spill containment products and systems.
National Pesticide Stewardship Alliance - http://www.npsalliance.org/, The National Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (NPSA), founded in 2000, is an
organization of federal, state and local governmental agencies, educational and
research institutions, public organizations, private corporations and
individuals that are actively involved in different aspects of pesticide
stewardship. Stewardship, by definition includes any activity that has a
positive impact on the safety and efficacy of pesticides from manufacture,
marketing and commerce, through storage and use, and ultimately disposal of
unwanted or unusable products and the management of emptied containers. NPSA
will serve as a forum to facilitate cooperation among all interested
individuals, organizations, agencies and companies. The goals of NPSA are to
increase the effectiveness, efficiency and longevity of various pesticide
stewardship efforts. NPSA will utilize education, training, outreach and other
activities to accomplish its stewardship objectives and will be involved in the
local, national and international arenas.
Agricultural Retailers Association - http://www.aradc.org/, The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is a non-profit trade
association representing the interests of retailers across the United States on
legislative and regulatory issues on Capitol Hill. As the political voice of
agricultural retailers, ARA not only represents its membership but also educates
members on the political process and important issues affecting the industry.
Novozymes - http://novozymes.com/, Novozymes is the biotech-based world leader in enzymes and microorganisms.
Using nature's own technologies, we continuously expand the frontiers of
biological solutions to improve industrial performance in all areas. Novozymes'
600+ products are a key player in the production of thousands of products you
use in your everyday life - from the textiles in your clothes to the food you
eat. In more than 40 different industries and 130 countries, our biological
solutions improve industrial performance and quality while at the same time
saving on water, energy, raw materials and waste. In partnership with customers,
technology leaders and other stakeholders, Novozymes' 3,900 employees use
nature's diversity and our advanced biotech platform to make these unique
qualities available to businesses everywhere. We imagine a future where our
biological solutions create the necessary balance between better business,
cleaner environment and better lives. We call it the industrial evolution. Join
Cropsolution - http://www.cropsolution.com, Cropsolution is revolutionizing the way agrochemicals are discovered and
developed. We're a new research organization, and our mission is to forever
change the nature of agribusiness and its relationship to the environment. We
have the technology to make those changes happen, and the agrochemical industry
can use our help. Agrochemicals, including herbicides, insecticides, and
fungicides, are a mainstay of modern agribusiness. But the way agrochemicals are
discovered really hasn't changed much in 40 years. Until now.
Insect Biotechnology Inc. - http://www.insectbio.com/, Insect Biotechnology, Inc., located adjacent to Research Triangle Park in
North Carolina, is developing the next generation of biorational insecticides.
These insecticides take advantage of the latest biotechnology research from the
University of Florida and North Carolina State University and offers safer, more
specific, environmentally friendlier alternatives to current pesticides.
Nichino America, Inc. - http://nichino.net/, Nichino America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nihon Nohyaku Co. Ltd., Japan's
oldest agricultural chemical company and a manufacturer of agricultural,
pharmaceutical, and fine chemicals.
Best Gloves - http://www.bestglove.com/, For more than 50 years, Best Manufacturing has been an innovative leader in
developing, manufacturing and supplying quality hand protection to industrial
and medical professionals around the world. An innovative pioneer, Best boasts
an impressive list of firsts in glove technology. That's why we've created this
website to be a first too. Think of this site as the online resource to select
the best glove for your individual needs. Whether it's protection from
chemicals, cuts, abrasions or blood-borne pathogens, Best has you covered.
Syngenta Biotechnology - http://www.syngentabiotech.com, Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture
through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop
protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in
2003 were approximately $6.6 billion. Syngenta employs some 19,000 people in
over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in
New York (SYT).
US Chemical Storage Hazmat Lockers - http://www.uschemicalstorage.com/, U.S. Chemical Storage manufactures a full building line, which includes
fire-rated, segregated, safe and secure storage for flammables and combustible
liquids. Our chemical storage buildings are specifically designed for safe
storage of hazardous materials.
Kimberley Clark Professional Safety Products - http://www.kc-safety.com, Kimberley Clark is a world leader in consumer, professional, and health care
brands. One of their products lines is professional safety apparel which include
gloves, masks, and apparel. These products are marketed for personal protection
to workersr in health care, agriculture, the HazMat industry, and other
National Plant Diagnostic Network - http://www.npdn.org/, The Animal & Plant Disease and Pest Surveillance & Detection Network, was
establish by the Secretary of Agriculture to the Cooperative State Research,
Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) to develop a network linking plant and
animal disease diagnostic facilities across the country. The National Plant
Diagnostic Network (NPDN) will focus on the plant disease and pest aspect of the
program. The network is a collective of Land Grant University plant disease and
pest diagnostic facilities from across the United States.
The CP Products Company, Inc. - http://www.cpproductsinc.com/, About CP Products CP Products Company is a "small shop" success story in an
industry dominated by large corporations. G.O. "Chris" Christopher patented an
aerial nozzle and joined R.R. "Bob" Evans, an experienced marketer and friend of
40 years, in the formation of The CP Products Company. In just a few short
years, these two WWII pilots established CP Aerial Nozzles® as the industry
standard. CP Products then added an aerial check valve to its line. "CP Products
has revolutionized and simplified operations for ag pilots. We believe the
custom operators can expect the same results with CP Productsí nozzles and check
valves for ground rigs," notes Dick Reade, President of Mid-Continent Aircraft
Vineyard District Specifications for Vegetation Chemical Spray Drift Buffers
(Cessnock City Council - Queensland, Australia), http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/Cessnock/uploadedFiles/Counci..., This publication is one that is listed on the Cessnock City Council Website
in Queensland, Australia. It provides a wealth of information on the selection
of vegetation buffers for use around vineyards to reduce chemical drift.
Hypro Pumps - http://www.hypropumps.com/, Hypro has been an industry leader in pump and spray technology since 1947.
They offer a complete line of roller, centrifugal, piston, and diaphragm pumps,
as well as accessories and spray tips for all types of spraying applications.
Micron Sprayers - http://www.micron.co.uk/, Micron Sprayers Ltd manufacture a wide range of spraying equipment for
agriculture and horticulture that provides economic and environmental benefits
for growers worldwide. Micron have been at the forefront of innovation in spray
technology, and invented and pioneered Controlled Droplet Application (CDA).
Wilger, Makers of Better Engineered Sprayer Components - http://www.wilger.net/, A manufacturer of agricultural spray tips, caps, strainers, and other
CIMA Sprayers - http://www.cima.it/INGLESE/GB_INDEX.htm, CIMA Spa has been producing machines for the distribution of both liquid and
powder plant protection products (parasiticides and fungicides) for over 30
years. * LOW VOLUME SPRAYERS * DUSTERS * WEEDING-MACHINES CIMA models exploit
the company's technically avantgarde and exclusive strategies to reach their
goal: the realisation of homogeneous and specific treatments, with full respect
for the environment, and the assurance of a qualitatively functional and
economically advantageous product on all operational levels.
Proptec Sprayers - http://www.proptec.com/, Incorporated in 1996, Ledebuhr Industries was founded with the mission of
providing advanced fluid handling hardware for the Agricultural Crop Protection
Industry. Three product lines emerged: Accu-Staltic Pumps, Proptec™ Rotary
Atomizers and a line of high-speed chemical valves and manifolds. It quickly
became apparent that our tough, accurate, user-friendly designs had applications
beyond agriculture. The same features that made them attractive to farmers
offered advantages to a broad range of industries.
Rittenhouse Garden Tools, Sprayers, Landscaping Tools, Garden Supplies &
Parts - http://www.rittenhouse.ca/, For more than 90 years, Rittenhouse has provided growers and landscapers and
now gardeners, with quality innovative garden tools, watering tools, equipment,
turf tools, hose reels and hose, pond products, gift ideas, mosquito magnet,
fountains, turf sprayers, garden supplies and accessories. One stop shopping for
serious gardeners and landscapers. Gift ideas for home and garden, and
Valentines Day Gift Ideas for the Avid Gardener.
John Bean Sprayers - http://www.johnbeansprayers.com/, PTO, engine and hydraulic sprayers for orchards, golf courses, row crops,
tree & lawn care, pest control, municipal sewer cleaning, and highway
BEI Incorporated - http://www.bei-inc.com/, BEI, Incorporated (formerly know as Blueberry Equipment Incorporated)
primarily builds harvesters and packing house equipment for the Blueberry
Industry. BEI is not limited to the blueberry industry as it also builds
equipment for other fruits/vegetables and also builds specialized industrial
equipment. BEI got its start in Grand Junction, Michigan, in 1959... It was
there that we invented our first Mechanical Blueberry Harvester. In 1970, BEI
moved to South Haven, Michigan and our work force expanded to 30 full time
employees. In its new factory, BEI quickly expanded its product line with
harvesters for raspberries, grapes, jojoba beans, strawberries, saskatoons, and
the list of specialized agricultural equipment continues to grow. As we have
entered the twenty-first century, BEI is not standing still. BEI is
incorporating modern technology to improve harvesting and packaging equipment.
BEI has also expanding into specialized fruit and vegetable handling equipment.
BEI has not limited itself to just harvesting and packaging equipment, BEI also
builds Curtec® Sprayers, the worlds most advanced Orchard/Row crop sprayer.
Bubco - Sprayers, Trimmers, Quick Hitches & Accessories for Vineyards,
Orchards & Turf - http://www.bubco.com/, Sprayers, trimmers and accessories for vineyards, orchards, and turf
AgTec - http://www.agtecsprayers.com/, AgTec manufactures and markets a full line of crop sprayers. For more than 28
years AgTec has been committed to protecting all types of crops. Our industry
leading sprayers are designed specifically for efficient low volume application.
This low volume spraying system has brought speed, efficiency, and economy to
Gearmore Wholesale Farm Equipment Distributor - http://www.gearmore.com/, Gearmore, Inc. has been a leading supplier of equipment for over 40 years.
Through your local tractor dealers we offer a wide selection of affordable
quality implements. Gearmore specializes in equipment that will make your jobs
faster, easier, and safer. We have developed 170 products with over 900
different widths, mountings and capacities. The major markets for our products
are ranches, vineyards, orchards, farms, landscapers, municipalities and
R & D Sprayers Research Sprayers - http://www.co2sprayers.com/, For over twenty years R&D Sprayers has been an authority in the research,
design and manufacturing of pesticide spray units. Today, the company prides
itself on providing a wide range of sprayers, as well as its ability to design
for special needs. R&D's product base is expanding to meet our customer's high
expectations. Superior service is our priority, providing great sprayers is our
TECHNOMA, Manufacturer of professional and garden sprayers - http://www.tecnoma.com/, Located in the heart of the Champagne region, Tecnoma, thanks to its
integrated industrial equipment, can design and build all the components of a
sprayer. This guaranties high levels of quality along with using the latest
techniques. Being the first manufacturer to use modern materials (polyester
resin, polyethylene, injected resin...), our more than 180 patents throughout
the world show our innovation capabilities. Tecnoma's main concern is to offer
technology and originality in professional or garden sprayers.
Solo Equipment - http://www.solousa.com/, Solo produces a complete family of chemical sprayers, chain saws,
brushcutters & trimmers, & air blowers. 1100 dealers offer nationwide support.
Turbo-mist Sprayers, http://www.turbomist.com/webpages/Turbo-mistSprayers.cfm, Slimline Manufacturing Limited was established in 1991 when the current
owners, lead by majority shareholder and president Mr. Kim Blagborne, purchased
control of the assets and patents of Okanagan Turbo Sprayers, a publicly traded
company. These patents include all the Turbo-mist line of product patents and
products. Today, seven years later, Slimline Manufacturing Limited, a privately
held company, continues to expand and diversify. Presently we have four
divisions : agricultural division, tank division, consumer division, and
Evaporator division. Presently Slimline markets its agricultural products
through a dealer network in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Michigan,
and New York states; and in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova
Scotia. We continue to expand this dealer network by adding high quality service
oriented dealers. Since our entire product line to date is orchard or vineyard
related, we are concentrated in the major fruit and wine growing areas. It is
our company policy not to sell direct to customers from our agricultural
Greentech Australia - http://www.greentechspraysystem.com, GreenTech is a privately owned Australian company which specialises in the
design, development and manufacture of innovative vineyard chemical spray
technology to service the Wine Industry. GreenTech is located in a modern
facility at Wingfield, South Australia from where equipment is sent to all wine
regions of Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Jacto Sprayers - http://www.jacto.com/, Over 1,700 employees manufacture over 100 different models of sprayers, from
backpack manual to state of the art self-propelled. We also manufacture other
products like coffee harvesters, but the most important products remain
sprayers. Jacto products are sold in over 70 countries worldwide and
consistently rank first in the world for sprayers. In 1992 Jacto began exporting
their products to the United States. In 1998, a new Oregon company, Jacto Inc.,
was formed and we became responsible for all sales, marketing, and technical
support of Jacto products throughout the U.S. Jacto products are marketed
through independent dealers and distributors.
Billericay Air Bubble Jet (ABJ) Nozzles - http://airbubblejet.com, After many years of development, independent testing and prototypes the Air
Bubble Jet was born and patented. It was classed as an air induction nozzle and
quickly became a favourite with farmers when they saw the dramatic reduction in
drift, and hence less impact on the environment. BFS were the first in the UK
market with this type of nozzle. The design has many imitators now but the Air
Bubble Jet is the "Hoover" of the air induction market and independent research
organisations still rate it above the competition.
International Pesticide Application Research Centre (IPARC) - http://www.iparc.org.uk/, The International Pesticide Application Research Centre (IPARC) has focused
on application methods for smallholder farmers. We emphasise practical and
cost-effective techniques to manage pests, while reducing the use of chemical
pesticides and promoting the efficacy of natural processes and alternative
biological agents. Based in Berkshire, England, IPARC has been an integral part
of pesticide research at Silwood Park for nearly 50 years. It has specialised in
the needs of small-holder farmers, application techniques for migrant pest and
vector control. IPARC is a World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborating centre.
Silsoe Research Institute - http://www.sri.bbsrc.ac.uk/, Silsoe Research Institute is one of eight institutes receiving a grant for
basic and strategic research from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Research Council (BBSRC). We are the only research centre in the UK dedicated to
the application of engineering and physical sciences to a wide range of
biological systems and processes, including applications in the agricultural,
environmental, horticultural, food and healthcare industries. We are also
members of the Bioscience Network and are currently working in collaboration
with many major research organisations and universities around the world.
AGH (American Grape Harvesters) - http://www.aghinc.com, AGH (American Grape Harvesters, Inc.) is the leading manufacturer of grape
harvesters in North America. AGH acquired the Twin Gyro Vine and Cane Sprayer
product line from Spray-Air, USA. The Twin Gyro represents a new concept in vine
spraying which offers significant cost reductions and increased efficiency.
Dosatron, USA - http://www.dosatronusa.com/, Manufacturer of the Dosatron proportional injection technology that is
implemented in over 50 commercial applications including pest control and
Spraytec - http://www.spraytec.com, Agricultural spray technology for the 21st Century. A source of information
on sprayer technology and solutions to pest control needs.
Wilbur Ellis - http://www.wilbur-ellis.com/, Incorporated in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis Company has grown to become a leading
international marketer and distributor of agricultural and industrial products,
with sales exceeding $1.366 billion in 2003. The Company remains privately held,
with ownership concentrated primarily within the founding family. To support our
diverse customer base, we maintain a multinational marketing/distribution
network of offices, formulation facilities, retail centers, and warehouses
strategically located throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. Whether
transporting fertilizers from warehouses to fields, supplying chemicals to paint
factories in Asia, or exporting compressed hay bales from the Western United
States and Canada to Japan, we have the technology, experience, integrity, and
relationships to deliver what we promise.
Pesticides Safety Directorate - http://www.pesticides.gov.uk, The Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD) is an Executive Agency of the
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). They ensure that
pesticides in the UK are safe for users, consumers and the environment.
Emerald BioAgriculture Corporation - http://www.mycotech.com/, Emerald BioAgriculture Corporation is a leader in the emerging field of
BioAgriculture - the application of new insights from modern biology to improve
crop yields, enhance quality, combat disease and fight pests. Our technologies
and products are protected by patents covering the method of use, process,
and/or composition. In the United States, all of Emerald Bio\'s products are
classified as \"Exempt From the Requirement of a Tolerance.\" This
classification allows for the broadest crop uses, and the most lenient user
restrictions. Emerald Bio\'s products are registered in the United States by the
Environmental Protection Agency and internationally by several foreign
Dosamatic USA, Inc. - http://www.dosmatic.com/, Dosmatic has acquired a great deal of expertise in the field of electric and
non-electric, water driven, proportional injectors. We are the leading innovator
and manufacturer of technically engineered injectors, pumps and filters. At
Dosmatic we value our people and the role that we play in one another's everyday
lives as paramount to the base of our Quality products. We live by QUALITY in
every aspect of what we do and produce.
Nanochem Solutions - http://www.nanochemsolutions.com, NanoChem is at the forefront of providing patented protein-based polymers
that provide competitive performance for various products and processes
environmental concerns for the creation of non-toxic products for a wide range
of industrial, agricultural and consumer markets.
KZCO, Inc. - http://www.kzco.com/, KZCO, inc. manufactures 12-volt dc and 24-volt ac/dc electric actuators and
motorized valves. We have an extensive line of electric valves ranging in size
from 1/4\\\" to 5\\\". These motorized valves are made in ball, butterfly, and
stackable manifold styles; materials range from polypropylene to stainless
steel; pressures up to 2000 psi. Over 30 different motor cycle times to choose
from allow for applications from slow, automatic flow control metering valves,
to quicker cycle times for shut-off valve use. Used in a variety of industries,
KZCO develops special features to meet each customer's application requirements.
NOBILI SPA Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing - http://www.nobili.com, Manufacturer of sprayers, mulchers and forklifts. NOBILI makes a number of
innovative equipment for agricultural use including field crops, vineyards,
orchards, and tall tree applications.
Salvarani North America - http://www.salvaranina.com/, Salvarani North America specializes in the manufacturing of agricultural,
turf, grounds maintenance, and landscaping products for the U.S. and Canadian
markets. Salvarani North America was founded to meet the specific needs of North
American consumers which differ from their European counterparts. Salvarani
North America has diversified its product line which now includes foam markers,
flow meters, pre-mixers, ball valves, strainers, booms, washing nozzles,
controls and accessories. To complete our line, we also carry Bargam products.
Dal Degan - http://www.daldegan.it/, Dal Degan was founded in 1870 as a small entrepreneural unit with the purpose
of supplying the local market of water and copper sulphate spraying. Since then
the company has become a leader in gardening and agriculture. The company
manufactures backpack and larger sprayers, lawn mowers, and accessories
(including spray nozzles and components).
PMC Insect Trap - http://www.pmc.gr, Manufacturer and seller of PMC Insect Traps. PMC is based in Greece and
markets its products worldwide.
Spray Innovations - http://www.sprayinnovations.com/, Spray Innovations, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of low-cost high-quality
mist sprayers and debris blowers. As a small family-owned company you, our
customer, will be our first priority both now and throughout the life of the
product. With a heavy duty frame and high quality parts you can expect many
productive years out of your Spray Innovations mist sprayer.
Weedsweep Sprayless Weed Killers - http://www.weedsweep.com/, WEED/SWEEP® SYSTEMS makes herbicide wipers that can either control weed
growth by chemical mowing, or kill all plants. Potent non-selective herbicides
are applied to targeted vegetation in a selective manner. These applicators
include abrasive beams, bars, pipes, and panels that scratch and inoculate
weeds, and brush applicators that kill all plants at ground level. Users have
found that chemical and other costs are lower for Weed/Sweep® applicators than
for sprayers and mechanical mowers and for carpet, sponge and rope-wick wipers.
All Weed/Sweep® systems are patented.
Agrichemical and Environmental News - http://aenews.wsu.edu/, A monthly report on environmental and pesticide related issues from
Washington State University.
RCE: Pest Management Office at Rutgers University - http://www.pestmanagement.rutgers.edu, This is your link to pest management information available from the Pest
Management Office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension at Rutgers University. The
goal of this site is to provide easy access to information of interest to
agricultural producers, commercial pesticide applicators, and the general
USDA Office of Pest Management Policy - http://www.ars.usda.gov/opmp/, Established in September 1997, the USDA Office of Pest Management Policy
(OPMP) has a mandate to: Integrate the Department's programs and strategic
planning pertaining to pest management. Coordinate the Department's role in the
pesticide regulatory process and related interagency affairs, primarily with the
Environmental Protection Agency. Strengthen the Department's support for
agriculture by helping to develop alternative pest management tools that may be
needed as a result of regulatory change. Currently the OPMP is most actively
involved with implementation of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).<>
TIRMS.NET (Technical Information Reference Management System) - http://www.tirms.net/default.asp, A technical information and reference management service designed to meet the
product information and data needs of end-users, manufacturers, dealers, and
distributors of fertilizers, pesticides and related products. The company has
currently (2005) indexed and posted from more than 150 manufacturers. The
company offers a free basic search capability based on manufacturer name.
USDA Soybean Rust Web Site - http://www.usda.gov/soybeanrust, In response to the recent introduction of Phakospora pachyrhizi, or soybean
rust, into the United States, USDA facilitated the development of a federal,
state, university and industry-coordinated framework for surveillance,
reporting, prediction, and management of soybean rust for the 2005 growing
season. This site includes links to local extension offices, the National Plant
Diagnostic Network, and Regional Integrated Pest Management Center Resources.
The purpose of the new USDA Soybean Rust Web Site is to support the goals of the
coordinated framework and to provide stakeholders with timely and accurate
information for managing soybean rust this year. This web site is a one-stop
resource for soybean rust. It will be updated as new information becomes
Tifone - http://www.tifone.com, Located in Modena, Italy, Tifone distributes its agricultural and municipal
spray equipment worldwide. They manufacture a number of innovative sprayers and
spray equipment technology.
Ag-Nav Inc. - World Leaders in Navigation Technology - http://agnav.com/, The corporate website for Ag-Nav. Ag-Nav is one of the world leaders in
navigation technology. That technology is primarily the use of GPS in
agriculture. Developed products include equipment used for accurate orientation
and precision placement of sprayed fertilizers and pesticides from aircraft.
This area of support has expanded to other applications like developing accurate
flow control equipment for the deployment of liquids and dry products used in
this industry. The company is also enhancing systems in the baiting, counting,
and tracking animals on the ground and forest management and harvesting through
the use of new technology.
Satloc, LLC - http://www.satloc.com/, Satloc is the leader in aerial and ground-based swath guidance systems for
precision agriculture. Satloc builds and designs Global Positioning System (GPS)
receivers and Differential GPS (DGPS)-based precision lightbar guidance, flow
control, and automated steering systems primarily for the agricultural industry.
Complete solutions include ruggedized hardware enclosures, interfaces and
displays, antennas, receivers, and data analysis and mapping software for both
air and ground applications. Satloc was formed in 1991 to develop and
manufacture swath guidance systems for use in the aerial applications market
(crop dusters and forestry applications). Satloc pioneered this market and holds
the dominant market share in the U.S. and in several other countries to which it
has expanded. In 1994, Satloc expanded its product offering to address the
broader market for precision farming products, becoming one of the first
companies to introduce DGPS technology to this market. In 1999, Satloc joined
the CSI Wireless Inc. family of Calgary, Alberta. As a division of CSI Wireless,
Satloc\'s resources doubled and it added years of 300 KHz (beacon) technology
expertise to its leading-edge L-Band technology, resulting in a company with
strength and experience in all facets of differential GPS technology.
A1 Mist Sprayers Resources, Inc. - http://www.mistsprayers.com/, A1 Mist Sprayers Resources manufactures versatile, compact mist blower units,
airblast sprayers, foggers and accessories which apply insecticides, herbicides,
fungicides and foliar fertilizers for most crops and non-crop situations.
EPA Pesticide Fate Database - http://cfpub.epa.gov/pfate/home.cfm, The Pesticide Fate Database may be used by environmental scientists and
researchers to describe or predict what could happen to a pesticide active
ingredient under various conditions when it is released into the environment.
The data are derived from studies submitted by pesticide manufacturers
(registrants) in support of the registration/reregistration of their pesticide
products. The available data include physical and chemical properties, chemical
fate transport of pesticide active ingredients registered in the United States,
degradates or breakdown products of these registered pesticides, endpoint
information such as half-lives, and soil-water partitioning coefficients.
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) - http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed
research and news on the impact of the environment on human health. EHP is
published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and its
content is free online. Print issues are available by paid subscription.
Journal of Pesticide Safety Education (JPSE) - http://www.jpse.org, This is the electronic scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal of the American
Association of Pesticide Safety Educators. Published on a continuous basis with
articles cited in annual volumes. ISSN 1553-4863.
Exacto, Inc. - http://www.exactoinc.com, Exacto Inc. is a provider of innovative surfactant and adjuvant technologies
to the wholesale distribution market ONLY. Our goal is to create a partnership
with our customers and not compete with them. Therefore, we only distribute
private labeled products into the various markets that we participate in and
have chosen not to "sell direct" to the end user.
Garmin International - http://www.garmin.com/, Garmin® is a leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and an
innovator in consumer electronics. We serve both the aviation and consumer
markets. Our products are used in flying, boating, driving, hiking, and many
other activities. We're customer focused and committed to producing quality
products that improve people's everyday lives.
Thales Navigation - http://www.thalesnavigation.com, Thales Navigation is one of the world\'s leading innovators of global
satellite positioning, navigation, and guidance equipment with operations
throughout the U.S. and Europe. Known for its popular Magellan®, MLR, Ashtech®,
and DSNP brands, Thales Navigation offers a broad range of navigation and
positioning solutions for consumers and professional customers around the world.
Now streamlining its portfolio of brands to maximize marketing resources, Thales
Navigation will offer all of its consumer products under the Magellan brand and
all of its professional solutions under the Thales Navigation brand.
CSI Wireless - http://www.csi-wireless.com/, CSI Wireless Inc. is a global leader in designing and manufacturing low-cost,
high-quality wireless products, Global Positioning System (GPS) products, and
combined wireless-GPS products for a variety of rapidly growing commercial and
consumer markets. CSI makes automatic steering systems for tractors and other
self-propelled agricultural equipment.
Buffers - Planning for Sustainable Agriculture, http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/landuseplanning/buffers-s..., An excellent resource on placing buffers to reduce the spray drift. The site
was developed and is maintained by the New South Wales (Australia) Department of
Primary Industries - Agriculture. The NSW resource is one of the best in the
world in this regard.
Agricultural Buffers - City of Brentwood, California, http://www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/boards/aarg/enterprise/agricul..., Both the City of Brentwood and Contra Costa County (California, USA) have
provisions in their general plans and other planning documents that support the
implementation of agricultural buffers. While the City does not have a formal
standard that governs the design or size of agricultural buffers, in practice,
the buffers that have been implemented have ranged from 100 to 300 feet. The
County's practices on buffers have been primarily implemented by the County
Agricultural Commissioner in the form of spray restrictions on agricultural
parcels. These restrictions require no spraying in an area on selected
agricultural parcel that can range from 100 to 500 feet from the edge of the
property. The actual width is based on the specific chemical applied, the
prevailing wind conditions and the presence of sensitive adjacent land uses
(such as schools). In cases in which a non-restricted chemical is being applied,
a cooperative agreement is often developed with the grower to adapt spraying
schedules and notify neighbors to minimize impacts on surrounding areas.
100 Things You Should Know About DDT - junkscience.com - http://junkscience.com/ddtfaq.htm, Discovered by accident, DDT became one of the greatest public health tools of
the 20th century. Overuse harmed its efficacy -- and made it politically
unpopular. The JunkScience.com FAQ on DDT.
Drift Filtration By Natural and Artificial Collectors: A Literature Review, http://www.agdrift.com/PDF_FILES/drift%20filtration.PDF, A literature review of the state of drift filtration by natural and
artificial collectors. A valuable resource written by Andrew Hewitt of Stewart
Stewart Organization - http://www.stewartag.com/, The Stewart Organization provides custom research services: efficacy testing,
product development, GLP studies, EPA pesticide registrations and state
pesticide registrations for antimicrobials, biologicals, biochemicals,
pesticides and inert ingredients. Testing facilities include our Missouri
Research Station ~ Prequalified Independent Trial Sites throughout North
America, South America, Western Europe, Japan and Australia
Selecting Plants for Spray Drift Buffers and Windbreaks in the Top End of the
NT, http://www.nt.gov.au/dpifm/Primary_Industry/Content/File/hor..., A paper reviewing the issue of selecting plants to serve as spray drift
buffers and windbreaks. Developed by B. Robertson, Technical Officer,
Agroforestry, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. This article discusses
plant materials, orientation of windbreaks and buffers, definitions of
windbreaks and buffers, planting methods, and issue of drift and how buffers and
windbreaks affect drift. Written - Nov. 2002., AgNote 810, No. G24.
Buffers - An Important Consideration (Syngenta), http://www.syngentacropprotection-us.com/enviro/driftmanagem..., A short article listed under the Enviironmental Stewardship section of
Syngenta's website. Briefly discusses the use of buffers for drift and runoff
control. Has several links to references that may be of value.
Economics of Conservation Buffers, http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/RESS/issues/bufferecon.ht..., Best described as strips or small areas of land in permanent vegetation,
conservation buffers help control potential pollutants and manage other
environmental concerns. Filter strips, field borders, grassed waterways, field
windbreaks, shelterbelts, contour grass strips, and riparian (streamside)
buffers are all examples of conservation buffers. Buffers slow water runoff,
trap sediment, and enhance water infiltration in the buffer itself. They also
trap fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria, pathogens, and heavy metals, minimizing
the chances of these potential pollutants reaching surface water and ground
water sources. Buffers also trap snow and reduce blowing soil in areas with
strong winds. They protect livestock from harsh weather, offer a natural habitat
for wildlife, and improve fish habitat. Wooded buffers can also provide a source
of future income. NRCS describes buffers in terms of prevention of runoff and
protecting water quality. This reference provides links to other important
resources on buffers.
Buffer Strips: Common Sense Conservation / NRCS - http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/buffers/, NRCS has developed a web page that gives an overview of conservation buffers
and how they can be used to protect the environment. Most of this information
focuses on buffers to protect water quality.
Best Management Practices for Sulfur in Winegrapes, http://www.sonomagrapevine.org/nmipm/publish/ipm_25.html, A very nice overview of best management practices to reduce drift from
grapevines and particularly those using sulfur. Developed by the Sonoma County
(California) Grape Growers Association. This site also has a variety of other
helpful information targeting grape growers.
A Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Communities Exposed to Pesticides in the
Constanza Region, Dominican Republic - http://anthro.binghamton.edu/graduates/cmelendez/, A Research Paper by Carlalynne Melendez, Anthropologist, Binghamton
University (NY, USA). The information in this study deals with the social
aspects of pesticide application and community impact. One very interesting
piece of the study, among others, addresses use of tree buffers to reduce spray
Drifting Around the World, http://www.pesticidesafety.uiuc.edu/newsletter/html/200406a...., A summary of the issue of drift and drift regulation around the world.
Illinois Pesticide Review - Vol. 17, No. 6, Nov. 2004. Written by Scott
Bretthauer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Cooperative Extension -
Pesticide Safety Education Program.
Sulfur Dust Stewardship and Safety Instructor's Guide, http://www.cawg.org/images/stories/pdf/ed-grower_guide.pdf, A guide to management of sulfur dust in and around grape vineyards. Much of
this information and the other resources on this site are extremely valuable to
growers and educators in the development of environmental stewardship programs.
Site developed by the California Association of Winegrape Growers. Much of the
educational media were developed by an alliance of education and industry
Minimizing Off-Target Deposition of Pesticide Applications, http://wildblueberries.maine.edu/PDFs/Production/303.pdf, A factsheet on minimizing pesticide drift through use of application methods,
technology and buffers. University of Maine, Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet
No. 303, UMCE No. 2182, David E. Yarborough, Extension blueberry specialist,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. 2002.
Conservation Buffers to Reduce Pesticide Losses, http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps9018/www.wcc.nrcs.usda.go..., A comprehensive publication on conservation buffers. Most of the information
deals with protection of water quality from pesticides. Some information
addresses pesticide drift and use of buffers to protect water from drift through
the use of best management practices and buffers. Developed by the USDA, NRCS.
Washington, DC. 25pp., 2000. Developed by the USDA, Iowa State University,
Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association, New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation, Rachel Carson Council, USGS, US EPA,
and Virginia Tech.
Aerial application of clopyralid demonstrates little drift potential and low
toxicity to toads. - http://calag.ucop.edu/0403JAS/pdfs/toads.pdf, A research article published in California Agriculture (Univ. of California)
magazine, Vol. 58, No 3., 2004. Written by Joseph M. DiTomaso, Jessica R.
Miller, Guy B. Kyser, Art W. Hazebrook, Joel Trumbo, David Valcore and Vanelle
F. Carrithers. Abstract -- "The herbicide clopyralid (Transline) is commonly
applied by air to control yellow starthistle, a noxious weed, in California. In
laboratory studies, clopyralid toxicity in Fowler's toad was low, indicating a
wide safety margin when used under field conditions. In addition, monitoring of
clopyralid drift following aerial application demonstrated that 98-foot
(30-meter) buffers between treatment areas and water sources provided adequate
drift protection for an adjacent stream and vernal pools. Nevertheless, to
ensure that movement of the herbicide to water sources is minimized, it is
important to prevent application error, particularly accidental encroachment
into established buffer zones. This study demonstrated that drift potential for
clopyralid was minimal even with an aerial application and a slight downwind
breeze toward sensitive aquatic sites. It is also the first report demonstrating
a high tolerance to clopyralid in larval toads." Provides a valuable insight
into the use of buffer zones to reduce pesticide spray drift.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Pesticide Application for
Drift Management - http://pep.wsu.edu/drift04/proceedings.html, Proceedings list of the International Conference on Pesticide Application for
Drift Management held on October 27-29, 2004 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. As of January
24, 2005, Washington State University offers the proceedings of this conference
for sale at $50.00 (including taxes and shipping charges).
Factsheets for new active ingredients, USEPA, Pesticides Program - http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/factsheets/index.htm, This page contains fact sheets on new active ingredients for conventional
chemicals registered by EPA's under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act. The page contains fact sheets for some new chemicals registered
from fiscal year 1997 to the present.
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings - USEPA Pesticides, http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/healthcare/handbook/handb..., The new revised version of EPA's pesticide poisoning handbook is now
available. The fifth edition of Recognition and Management of Pesticide
Poisonings is edited by Dr. Routt Reigart and Dr. James Roberts, and is
published by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. Both English and Spanish
versions are available.
Pesticide Reregistration Status (RED and Fact Sheets) - USEPA Pesticides, http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/rereg/status.cfm?show=rereg, This page is home to the EPA Pesticide Program's Reregistration Status
reports. These include links to the Registration Eligibility Decisions (RED's)
and Fact Sheets for each individual active ingredient.
Catagorized List of Inert Ingredients - USEPA Pesticides - http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/inerts/lists.html, Categorized Lists - OPP published a policy statement on inert ingredients in
1987. 52 FR 13305, Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products Policy Statement
(04/22/87)). The policy established four categories of toxicological concern for
the inert ingredients in existence at that time. In 1989, List 4 "Inerts of
Minimal Concern" was subdivided into List A and List 4B (see 54 FR 48314, Inert
Ingredients in Pesticide Products; Policy Statement; Revision and Modification
List (11/22/89)). This site links to those lists.
Chemicals in the Environment: OPPT Chemical Fact Sheets - USEPA Pesticides - http://www.epa.gov/docs/chemfact/, EPA has developed information summaries on selected chemicals to describe how
you might be exposed to these chemicals, how exposure to them might affect you
and the environment, what happens to them in the environment, who regulates
them, and whom to contact for additional information.
US EPA Pesticide Tolerance and Exemption Documents - Code of Federal
Regulations, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_04/40cfr180_04.ht..., This site lists the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40, Volume 22,
(Chapter 1 - EPA)Part 180 - Tolerances and Exemptions from Tolerances of
Pesticides Chemicals in Food. The page links to the documents themselves. It is
part of the CFR website managed by the National Archives and Records
Sprayair - http://www.sprayair.com/, Spray-Air Technologies Ltd. is a multi-faceted manufacturing, distribution,
and service group of companies. This includes Precision Vantage Network. This
company offers some of the latest technology in high quality sprayers.
EPA Endangered Species Protection Program - http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/endanger/, Although the Office of Pesticide Programs has included endangered species
considerations in its risk assessments for many years, the ESPP, as an entity,
started in 1988. It is largely voluntary at the present time and relies on
cooperation between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), EPA Regions,
States, and pesticide users. The limitations on pesticide use on this site are
not law at this time, but are being provided now for your use in voluntarily
protecting endangered species from harm due to pesticide use. We encourage you
to use this information. We also welcome your comments. The Endangered Species
Act is intended to protect and promote the recovery of animals and plants that
are in danger of becoming extinct due to the activities of people. Under the
Act, EPA must ensure that use of pesticides it registers will not result in harm
to the species listed as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, or to habitat critical to those species' survival. To implement the
ESPP, labels of certain pesticides will direct users to bulletins with
information similar to what appears here. This program will protect endangered
and threatened species from harm due to pesticide use.
Leinbachs Inc. - http://www.leinbachs.com/inc.html, Leinbachs is a regional equipment dealer (located in Winston Salem, NC) with
some unique information on their website pertaining to calibration and equipment
demonstrations. It is a great source of videos, interactive charts for
calibration, and the site also shows some nice images and information on safety
and application equipment targeting mostly the fruit industry.
Safety and Health Topics: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/personalprotectiveequipment/, US Department of Labor (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) site
with several very nice guides to PPE (personal protective equipment) selection.
This includes "e-tools" on respirator and goggle/eye protection. This is a
valuable resource to any pesticide applicator.
Lechler Agricultural Spray Nozzles - http://www.lechler-agri.de/, Lechler is a leading maker of precision spray nozzles and demisters for
applications in the manufacturing industry, environmental engineering and
INCHEM (Chemical Safety Information from Intergovernmental Organizations) - http://www.inchem.org/, Rapid access to internationally peer reviewed information on chemicals
commonly used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the
environment and food. It consolidates information from a number of
intergovernmental organizations whose goal it is to assist in the sound
management of chemicals. Sponsored by IPCS (International Programme on Chemical
Safety and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
National Toxicology Foundation - http://www.toxedfoundation.org/, The mission of the Toxicology Education Foundation (TEF) is to encourage,
support, and promote charitable and educational activities that increase the
public understanding of toxicology.
Toxicology Education Foundation - http://www.toxedfoundation.org/, The mission of the Toxicology Education Foundation (TEF) is to encourage,
support, and promote charitable and educational activities that increase the
public understanding of toxicology.
Rose Pest Control - http://www.rosepestcontrol.com, Rose Pest Control is one of the oldest pest control companies in the nation
(founded 1860) with an extensive pest information library on our site. Rose Pest
Control serves three states including Chicagoland, Illinois, Indiana, and
CQ Concepts - http://www.cqconcepts.com/, CQ Concepts is a supplier of industrial raw material chemicals. The site has
information of educational value to those seeking information on basic chemical
ingredients. There are no labeled products on this site, but those seeking a
source of activated charcoal to use for spill cleanup have a wealth of