BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota farmers and pesticide dealers who have chlorpyrifos insecticide products made by two manufacturers can now arrange to return the products. Corteva Agriscience and ADAMA US have been given permission by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take back the chemicals.
In August 2021, the EPA announced it would revoke all tolerances for food uses of chlorpyrifos. The final rule was effective Oct. 29, 2021, and the tolerances for all commodities expired Feb. 28, 2022.
“Due to the late-season timing of the revocation announcement, many stocks of unusable chlorpyrifos remain in the supply chain,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “I applaud Corteva and ADAMA for their correspondence with the EPA to take back the unusable product; however, I’m disappointed that other registrants have not taken the same responsibility. I hope that others will follow in their example of good stewardship.”
To participate in Corteva’s return and credit program, contact Corteva customer service by June 23, 2023, for summer collection or Sept. 22, 2023, for fall collection at USCustomerService@corteva.com for all pack sizes including totes, or Korsen.Stiner@corteva.com for bulk tanks.
Corteva products are:
|Brand Name||EPA Reg. No.|
|Lorsban 50W in Water Soluble Packets||62719–221|
|Govern 4E Insecticide||62719-220-55467|
|Agrisolutions Yuma 4E||62719-220-1381|
To participate in ADAMA’s return program, contact the ADAMA strategic account lead or regional account manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-406-6262 by May 29, 2023.
ADAMA products are:
|Brand name||EPA Reg. No.|
|Chlorpyrifos 4E Ag||66222-19|
|Quali-Pro Chlorpyrifos 4E||66222-19|
More information about the return program is available at https://www.regulations.gov/document/EPA-HQ-OPP-2022-0223-0030.