Regulation and Legislative Standards
The crop protection industry, comprised of the manufacturers and distributors of these products, is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. CropLife StewardshipFirst members welcome this regulation and oversight as a key part of their on-going commitment to developing and marketing safe and effective products.
EPA defines how a crop protection product may be used, how often it may be applied to the crop, and what protective clothing or equipment the applicator must use, along with other limits and restrictions. This information is defined on the label of each product.
The U.S. EPA registration page may be found here.