1996-1997 New England Apple Pest Management Guide


 EPA DEFINITION OF INCONSISTENT WITH LABEL


Under the present EPA definition of inconsistent with label, pesticides may be applied:

more dilute than on label;

at a lower rate per acre than on label; and

less frequently than on label.

IMPORTANT - it is illegal to:

use less diluent (i.e. water) than required by the label (increased concentration);

increase amount applied per acre (overdosage);

shorten intervals between sprays (more frequent treatments); and

shorten intervals to harvest (illegal residues on crop).

Regulations in New England states may be more restrictive than those of the EPA.

On to Protecting Water Quality


1996-1997 New England Apple Pest Management Guide