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Title: Pesticides used in forest nursery management in the United States and the impact of the Food Quality Protection Act and other regulatory actions

Author: Cota, Jesus A.;

Date: 2002

Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 229

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Description: The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 has placed new standards on the registration and regulation of pesticides intended to protect children. The most significant changed mandated by FQPA relate to the registration process termed the "Risk Cup." This approach to risk analysis has resulted in greater restrictions on the application of pesticides used in forestry and in the lost of uses critical to natural resource management. This paper will discuss the current status of pesticides available for use in forest nurseries in the United States. The paper will also cover the potential future for new and currently registered chemical alternative to methyl bromide.

Keywords: bareroot nursery, container nursery, nursery practices, fertilization, pesticides, seeds, reforestation, plant propagation, native plants, tree physiology

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Cota, Jesus A. 2002. Pesticides used in forest nursery management in the United States and the impact of the Food Quality Protection Act and other regulatory actions. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 229

 


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