DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
List of Pesticides Which May be used by Medical Marijuana Growers and Processors
[52 Pa.B. 5820]
[Saturday, September 10, 2022]
The following pesticide active ingredients can be used legally in the growing and processing of seeds, immature medical marijuana plants, medical marijuana plants or medical marijuana and in accordance with the Pennsylvania Pesticide Control Act of 1973 (3 P.S. §§ 111.21—112). To qualify, products containing the following active ingredients must also be registered in the Commonwealth, and labeled for use in greenhouses on unspecified food crops or unspecified herbs, or both. Commonwealth pesticide registration can be checked at https://www.paplants.pa.gov/ProductRegFSA/BrandSearch.aspx.
The Department of Agriculture (Department) evaluates potential pesticide active ingredients for inclusion on this list on an annual basis. Candidates for addition to this list should be submitted to the Department by June 1st of each calendar year. This list will be reviewed and updated September of each calendar year. Deletions of active ingredients will occur on an as-needed basis. Submissions can be sent to the Department of Agriculture, Attn: Pesticide Registration, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The Department will utilize the following criteria when evaluating active ingredients for inclusion on the list:
1) The active ingredient is in at least one United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered pesticide or is exempt under section 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C.A. § 136w(b)).
2) Pesticides containing this ingredient are labeled for unspecified food or herb crops.
3) The active ingredient is exempt from the requirements of a tolerance on all food crops.
The Department may also consider other factors, such as pyrolysis data or whether addition of an active ingredient may likely lead to widespread misuse.
This notice shall become effective immediately upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. This publication supersedes all previously published notices related to pesticide active ingredients for use by medical marijuana growers and processors.
List of Pesticide Active Ingredients approved for use by Medical Marijuana Grower/Processors
EPA Status Pesticide Type Comments Active Ingredient 25(b) Insecticide Castor Oil 25(b) Insecticide Cedarwood Oil 25(b) Insecticide Cinnamon 25(b) Fungicide, Insecticide Cinnamon Oil 25(b) Fungicide, Insecticide Citric Acid 25(b) Bactericide, Fungicide Clove 25(b) Insecticide Clove Oil 25(b) Fungicide Corn Oil 25(b) Insecticide Cornmint Oil 25(b) Insecticide Cottonseed Oil 25(b) Insecticide Garlic 25(b) Insect Repellent Garlic Oil 25(b) Fungicide Geraniol 25(b) Insecticide Geranium Oil 25(b) Fungicide, Insecticide Lemon Grass Oil 25(b) Insecticide Peppermint Oil 25(b) Fungicide Potassium Sorbate 25(b) Insecticide Rosemary 25(b) Insecticide Rosemary Oil 25(b) Fungicide, Insecticide, Miticide Sesame Oil 25(b) Fungicide, Insecticide Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 25(b) Insecticide Soybean Oil 25(b) Fungicide Thyme 25(b) Fungicide, Insecticide, Miticide Thyme Oil 25(b) Insecticide White Pepper Sec 3 Products PGR 24-Epibrassinolide Sec 3 Products Insecticide Azadirachtin Sec 3 Products Fungicide Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747 Sec 3 Products Fungicide Bacillus pumilus strain GHA 180 Sec 3 Products Fungicide Bacillus subtilis QST713 strain Sec 3 Products Insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. aizawai Sec 3 Products Insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. israelensis Sec 3 Products Insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki strain EVB-113-19 Sec 3 Products Insecticide Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03 Sec 3 Products Insecticide Beauveria bassiana strain GHA Sec 3 Products Insecticide Burkholderia ssp. strain A396 Sec 3 Products Insecticide Canola Oil Sec 3 Products Insect Repellent Capsicum Oleoresin Extract Sec 3 Products Insecticide Chromobacterium sub strain PRAA4-1 Cells Sec 3 Products Fungicide, Insecticide Clarified Hydrophobic Extract of Neem Oil Sec 3 Products Fungicide Copper Octanoate Sec 3 Products PGR Cytokinin (Kinetin) Sec 3 Products Insecticide Diatomaceous Earth Sec 3 Products PGR Gibberellins (Gibberellic Acid) Sec 3 Products Fungicide Gliocladium catenulatum strain J1446 Sec 3 Products PGR Harpin Alpha Beta Sec 3 Products PGR Homobrassinolide Sec 3 Products Antimicrobial, Fungicide Post-harvest application prohibited. Hydrogen Peroxide Sec 3 Products PGR IBA (Indole-3-Butyric Acid) Sec 3 Products Insecticide Isaria fumosorosea Apopka strain 97 Sec 3 Products Insecticide, PGR Kaolin Sec 3 Products Insecticide Mineral Oil Sec 3 Products Fungicide Mono- and Dipotassium Salts of Phosphorous Acid Sec 3 Products Insecticide Monopotassium Phosphate Sec 3 Products Nematicide Myrothecium verrucaria Sec 3 Products Fungicide, Insecticide Neem Oil, Cold Pressed Sec 3 Products Antimicrobial, Fungicide Peroxyacetic Acid Sec 3 Products Fungicide Potassium Bicarbonate Sec 3 Products Insecticide Potassium Laurate Sec 3 Products Fungicide, Insecticide Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids Sec 3 Products Fungicide Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain AF5009 Sec 3 Products Insecticide Pyrethrins Sec 3 Products Fungicide Reynoutria sachalinensis Extract Sec 3 Products Molluscicide Sodium Ferric EDTA Sec 3 Products Fungicide Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 Sec 3 Products Insecticide, miticide Sucrose Octanoate Esters Sec 3 Products Insecticide, Fungicide Only EPA-registered products are approved for use on medical marijuana. Burning sulfur for pest control is prohibited. Sulfur Sec 3 Products Fungicide Trichoderma asperellum strain ICC 012 Sec 3 Products Fungicide Trichoderma asperellum strain T34 Sec 3 Products Fungicide Trichoderma gamsii strain ICC080 Sec 3 Products Fungicide Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain T-22 Sec 3 Products Fungicide Trichoderma virens strain G-41
RUSSELL C. REDDING,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1384. Filed for public inspection September 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]
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