California Clopyralid Restrictions Don’t Include Golf Courses

The Dept. of Pesticide Regulation announced on April 2 new restrictions on the use of products containing clopyralid. DPR will restrict sales of clopyralid to lawn and turf professionals, instruct those licensees to assure that green waste stays on site when the herbicide is used, and require dealers to provide written notice of the restrictions when they sell certain clopyralid products.

Golf courses are exempt from the restrictions because DPR has determined that grass recycling on site is a standard industry practice and clopyralid product labels prohibit use on tees and greens. Members of the California Golf Course Superintendents Association were instrumental in obtaining the golf course exemption. They educated DPR officials over the past year on golf course use of clopyralid by participating in DPR workshops and providing a voice for the industry.

For more information, read the DPR press release at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/pressrls/april2.htm

Source: The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

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