TAG: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA approves Vexis herbicide granular

January 24, 2019By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved federal registration for Vexis herbicide granular, which will be available for sale in mid-2019. Based on a new proprietary active ingredient, pyrimisulfan, Vexis is the result of a partnership between PBI-Gordon Corp., Kumiai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. and its US subsidiary K-I Chemical U.S.A. Vexis is formulated for use on residential and commercial sites,... read more

Toro awarded 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award

October 9, 2018By

The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) awarded The Toro Co. with a 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award for its education and outreach efforts. This marks the third consecutive year Toro has received this award. Toro received one of the 21 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. “The responsible use of water is an important focus of our business,”... read more

Issue Brief: Science shouldn’t be politicized

September 10, 2018By

Attempts by some lawmakers to apply political solutions to questions of science is a disturbing trend impacting the green industry. In the U.S., we have a scientific, legal and administrative framework to evaluate pesticides for safety and effectiveness. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants or renews registration to a product, extensive research is conducted so we can be confident... read more

Toro receives EPA’s WaterSense award

April 26, 2018By

The Toro Co. was awarded WaterSense certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its range of 570Z Series sprayheads with built-in pressure regulation. “As responsible stewards of water, we are excited for our 570Z Series products to have been proven to help our customers save water,” said Orion Goe, Toro’s marketing manager for residential and commercial irrigation. “This WaterSense... read more

EPA recognizes Toro with WaterSense award

October 10, 2017By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized The Toro Co. with the 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award. Toro was presented the award at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 5. “Toro is committed to developing innovative irrigation solutions and outreach efforts to help our customers efficiently use water,” said Phil Burkart, vice president of Toro’s irrigation and lighting businesses.... read more

Trump orders review of WOTUS

March 1, 2017By

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Feb. 28 designed to begin the roll back of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, NBCnews.com reported. It is the first major announcement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since its new head, Scott Pruitt, was confirmed by the Senate. The executive order instructs both agencies to formally examine the Obama-era rule, also known as the Clean... read more