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28 Pa. Code § 1151.45. Effective date and applicability.

§ 1151.45. Effective date and applicability.

 (a)  The amended temporary regulations in this chapter take effect on May 17, 2018.

 (b)  The amended temporary regulations in this chapter do not apply to the evaluation or scoring of a Medical Marijuana Organization Permit Application submitted to the Department from April 5, 2018, through May 17, 2018, as part of the implementation of Phase II of the Medical Marijuana Program.


   The temporary provisions of this §  1151.45 adopted May 11, 2018, effective May 17, 2018, expire on May 12, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 2767.

Appendix A. Acceptable Pesticide Active Ingredients for Use

 The following pesticides 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). Products containing the following active ingredients must also be labeled for use in greenhouses on food crops to qualify.

EPA Status Pesticide Type Comments Active Ingredient
25(b) Insecticide Castor Oil
25(b) Insecticide Cedar 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 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) Insecticide Peroxyacetic Acid
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 Insecticide Azadirachtin
Sec 3 Products Fungicide Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens Strain D747
Sec 3 Products Fungicide For use in protected growing environments only (for example, greenhouses). 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 Canola Oil
Sec 3 Products Insect Repellent Capsicum Oleoresin Extract
Sec 3 Products Insecticide Ground application only to nonblooming plants. 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 PGR Harpin Alpha Beta
Sec 3 Products Antimicrobial, Fungicide No foliar applications allowed. Hydrogen Peroxide
Sec 3 Products PGR Applications allowed in furrow at planting or in hydroponics only. IBA (Indole-3-Butyric Acid)
Sec 3 Products Insecticide, PGR Kaolin
Sec 3 Products Insecticide Mineral Oil
Sec 3 Products Fungicide Use only allowed prior to final transplant, unless grown in recirculating hydroponics systems. Mono-Potassium and Di-Potassium 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 Insecticide Use allowed prior to final transplant. Potassium Laurate
Sec 3 Products Fungicide, Insecticide Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids
Sec 3 Products Insecticide Pyrethrins
Sec 3 Products Insecticide Pyrethrins
Sec 3 Products Molluscicide Sodium Ferric EDTA
Sec 3 Products Fungicide Trichoderma Asperellum Strain ICC 012


   The temporary provisions of this Appendix A amended May 11, 2018, effective May 17, 2018, expire on May 12, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 2767. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385963) to (385966).

Cross References

   The provisions of this Appendix A cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1151.27 (relating to requirements for growing and processing medical marijuana); and 28 Pa. Code §  1151.43 (relating to pesticides).

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