To protect public health and the environment from unreasonable risks posed by pesticides and to promote safer means of pest control, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs regulates the use of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and related laws. For more information about the different types of pesticides and the requirements that accompany each, the following provides a list of agriculture and pesticide related topics.
Background and regulatory information on antimicrobial pesticides.
Background information on biopesticides, StarLink Corn information, plant-incorporated protectant rules, registration, and other related links.
Information on basic principles of composting with links to additional information.
Information on the regulations associated with buying and selling pesticides over the Internet.
Nutrient Management and Fertilizer
Information available on fertilizer made from various materials, manure as fertilizer, and related links.
- Homeland Security Measures for Agriculture
Information on new requirements and precautions to protect yourself and your community.
Integrated Pest Management
Alternatives to conventional pesticides and information on IPM programs.
Information on restrictions, alternatives, and environmental effects of Methyl Bromide.
Information includes: training and certification for pesticide applicators, safety issues, disposal, biopesticides, and other regulations.
Risk Management Plan
Information and examples of risk management programs to help citizens design and implement their own.
Information available on sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, and other related links.
Information on toxic chemical regulations including asbestos, PCB, and lead.
Information available on surface and groundwater protection.
- Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural
Information on how to reduce the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
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