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					Pesticide Label Requirements

   Horticulture II
Big Brother is Watching
 In order for a chemical, any chemical, to
  be sold in the United States is MUST
  have an EPA Registration number.
 Most states, including NC, also require
  state registration
 Some chemicals are legal in some
  states but not in others
What’s on the Label
 Name     and address of manufacturer
   Who’sresponsible for the contents of the
 Trade    name
       the common name of a plant
   Like

   Examples- RoundUp, Pine Sol, etc
 Active   Ingredient
   What  makes the pesticide work
   Must include official common or chemical
    name of each active ingredient
 Type   of Pesticide
   Herbicides,   insecticide, fungicide, etc
   Form of Substance
       Dust (D)
       Wettable Powder (WP)
       Fumigant (F)
       Soluble (S)
       Granule (G)
       Emulsifiable Concentrate (EC)
       Ready-to-use (RTU)
       Many more forms available
 Storage   and Disposal Precautions
   Temperature   to store at, shelf life, etc
 Hazard   Statement
   Must include “Keep Out of Reach of
 Directions   for Use
   How to mix (1 oz./ gallon, etc)
   How to apply (Spray, avoid, broadcast, etc)
 Net   Contents
   How   much is in the container
Safety on the Label
   Statement of Practical Treatment
       What to do if a person swallows or is poisoned by
        spilling the chemical on the skin
       Basically First Aid
   Worker Protection Procedures
       Includes Reentry time (how long before a person
        can enter the treated area)
       Also includes Personal Protective Equipment
        (PPE) needs for applicators
Signal Words
   Represent Toxicity Levels for Humans
       Danger (Tox Level IV)
            Most toxic, represented by skull and crossbones
       Warning (Tox Level III)
            Moderately toxic
       Caution (Tox Level II)
            Slightly toxic
       Tox Level I has no warning word, essentially
Most Important Safety Rule
Read    and Follow Label
 All other safety rules are included in
  this one rule
 Thefollowing “Trimec Classic” label is

 Use of the “Trimec Classic” label for
 instructional purposes does not
 constitute endorsement by the North
 Carolina Dept. of Agriculture &
 Consumer Services.
Active ingredients: What’s in
the container?
   Dimethylamine Salt of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic
   Dimethylamine Salt of 2-(2-methyl- 4 -chlorophenoxy propionic
   Dimethylamine Salt of Dicamba, 3,6 dichloro-o- anisic
   Inert Ingredients…………………...57.46%
 Foundunder heading “Precautionary

          what PPE a mixer/loader must
 Indicates
 wear when handling the concentrated

         what PPE an applicator must
 Indicates
 wear when using the diluted product.
PPE for using Trimec
 Long-sleeved   shirt
 Long pants
 Shoes plus socks
 Chemical resistant gloves
 Eye protection (safety glasses, goggles,
 Container > 1 < 5 gallons must wear
Environmental Precautions
  Avoid   drift or runoff since product toxic
   to aquatic invertebrates
  Do not apply directly to water
  Do not contaminate water when
   disposing of equipment wash-water
  Do not contaminate domestic or
   irrigation waters
  Do not apply when conditions favor drift
   away from target area
  Observe groundwater precautions
The label is the law
 “Itis a violation of federal law to use this
  product in a manner inconsistent with
  its labeling”
What Laws?
         Insecticide, Fungicide and
 “Federal
 Rodenticide Act” (FIFRA)

 TheNorth Carolina Pesticide Law of
 1971 and attending Regulations. (G.S.
 143 Article 52)
Storage and Disposal
      “Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by
       storage or disposal”

      Where and how to store the product ?
       “Store in original container in a locked storage
       area” “Keep from freezing”

      Where and how to dispose of excess product?
       ...Use excess on a labeled site

      Where and how to dispose of container?
       …Triple rinse (or equivalent)
Use Precautions
 Specific chemical and physical hazards
  associated with the use of the product.
 Drift and volatilization
 Targets
 Chemigation allowance or prohibition
 Environmental conditions to avoid such
  as temperature and wind
Directions for Use
 Labeled  sites
 When to apply for best results
 Maximum rate per application / season
 Rate of application and carriers
 Application methods
 Pests controlled
Chemical Label Assignment
   You will use Microsoft Word or Publisher to create a realistic pesticide label. Be sure to
    include all of the parts listed below on your label. Your completed label should be no more
    than one sheet of 8x11 paper. You will have to reduce the font size to fit everything on one
    sheet. Layout of the label is important, use google for examples if you need to.

   Brand name of pesticide
   % Active ingredient(s)
   EPA reg. number and establishment number
   Keep Out Of The Reach Of Children
   Signal word (Caution, Warning, Danger)
   Precautionary statements - “Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals “
   Statement of practical treatment
   Physical and environmental hazards, including drift issues
   Directions for use
   Storage and disposal
   Worker protection information
   Manufacturer Information (Name, address, etc)

   You may use the preceding slides as GUIDES for what should be on your label.
   Each component of the label (12 above) is worth 5 points. Your label will also be graded for
    how it looks and how functional it is (10 points). The entire assignment is worth 70 points.

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