The U. S. Department of Agriculture has announced a delay in the effective date of the pesticide recordkeeping amendments from May 11 to August 1, 1995. The requirement to keep records of federally restricted use pesticides, that was originally effective May 10, 1993 are still in place and only the amendments to the original regulations have been delayed. The delay will allow farmers and producers more time to learn about the new recordkeeping procedures. Private applicators will not have to make adjustments in their recordkeeping procedures during this busy planting time. These amendments were discussed in the May 12, 1995 issue of the Horticulture Home Pest newsletter on page 65. If you have further questions or want copies of the recordkeeping regulations write or call the Pesticides Records Branch, Science Division, 8700 Centreville Road, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 22110, phone 703-330-7826.
This article originally appeared in the May 26, 1995 issue, p. 79.