Chlorpyrifos Ban Expands to New York and Europe

ARA is tracking several bans on chlorpyrifos products and use. New York State legislature passed a ban prohibiting chlorpyrifos use by aerial application beginning Jan. 1, 2020, except for apple tree trunks, and prohibiting any chlorpyrifos use by Dec. 1, 2021. ARA encourages its members to read this article to learn about the negative impacts this ban could bring if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs it into law.

The European Union (EU) confirmed during a regulatory committee vote on Dec. 6 it will prohibit sales of chlorpyrifos after Jan. 31, 2020. This decision is "out of step with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority," said Corteva Agriscience Spokesman József Máté. Read more about the EU ban.

These bans follow a recent ban from California Environmental Protection Agency announced on Oct. 10, 2019, prohibiting the sale of chlorpyrifos in the state starting Feb. 6, 2020.

If you have any questions about how these bans could impact your business operations, send them to ARA's DC Help Desk for answers.

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