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Pesticides and Farming Practices in the USA

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  1. Pesticides and Farming Practices in the USA Japan Positive List Seminar Dan Moss Moss Farms Declo, Idaho, USA

  2. Pesticides and Farming Practices in the USA • Background on Moss Farms and its Practices • When I Use Pesticides • Pesticide Record Keeping • Pesticide Training • Conclusion

  3. Background on Moss Farms • What we grow • Growing practices • Good stewardship • Varietal differences • Traceback

  4. When I Use Pesticides • When a decision is made to use pesticides • What we do if a pest is discovered • How I select which pesticide to use • Where I buy my product • How much to use • Why to alternate between products • The importance of following the label

  5. Record Keeping • What records our farm keeps • What are my record keeping responsibilities to my customers • How long I keep the records

  6. Training • What training my staff goes through • How individuals are certified • How I learn about new products

  7. Conclusions • Good pesticide management is standard practice for US farmers • Good pesticide management prevents little problems from becoming large ones • Farmers only apply pesticides when needed and apply the minimal amount to complete the job • Labels must be followed • Pesticides are closely regulated in the US • US food is among the safest in the world and pesticides are properly used in the US