“What are some of the features of your product, TetraCURB™?”
“……..well, we are effective against two-spotted spider mites, aphids, whiteflies, thrips, mealybugs, lygus bugs, etc, we have no know resistance, and oh, we are 25(b) exempt!”
What does FIFRA 25(b) exempt mean for a pesticide?
If you check the bottom of brochures or website pages, you will see the disclaimer “FIFRA 25(b) exempt pesticide: This product is exempt from registration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under FIFRA section 25(b) regulations. Kemin Industries, Inc. represents that this product qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).”
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is a federal law in the United States that outlines the system for pesticide regulation to ensure the safety of applicators, consumers, and the environment. Generally, before a pesticide may be sold or distributed in the United States, it must be registered (licensed) with the EPA. Before EPA may register a pesticide under FIFRA, the applicant must show, among other things, that using the pesticide according to specifications “will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.” Once registered, the product is strictly regulated and restricted regarding what crops you can apply on, application rate, method, timing, and many other aspects.
BUT, lucky for you, some products are exempt from FIFRA requirements. The EPA came up with a list of ingredients that are so well established as safe that they do not have to be registered. This provides a considerable advantage to the applicator. Not only do you know that the product is made with ingredients that are safe for your crops, yourself, and the environment, but you also have a lot more freedom of choice.
Kemin Crop Technologies™ - Senior Sales Manager, Darl Reed, says, “25(b)b exempt products are allowed for use on a broad range of crops without restrictions on application timing or volume like many EPA registered products. This is very attractive for producers and applicators.” 25(b) exempt products allow applicators to be flexible and adjust their plans according to the season and situation.
Kemin Crop Technologies is thrilled to have products that offer this superior experience and safety to our customers. Next to safety, providing farmers and growers with easy to use, effective products is our top priority. Here is what to expect in your farming experience when including our 25(b) exempt botanical, oil-base biopesticides like TetraCURB™ in your IPM program:
Make the easy switch to using 25(b) exempt pesticides for your convenience, safety, and success!
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Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographic regions. Product labeling and associated claims may differ based upon regulatory requirements. Consult with your regulatory representative for specific applications and labeling.
FIFRA 25(b) Exempt pesticide: This product has not been registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Kemin Industries, Inc. represents that this product qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).