TAG: EPA

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

EPA, Army propose new WOTUS definition

December 19, 2018By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a new definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, the proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost savings, protect the nation’s navigable waters, help sustain economic growth and... 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

PBI-Gordon issues Section 2(ee) recommendation for Kabuto Fungicide SC

August 21, 2018By

PBI-Gordon Corp. issued Section 2(ee) recommendations for use of Kabuto Fungicide SC in select states for the treatment of spring dead spot (SDS) in warm-season turfgrass. Labeled for use on golf courses, sports fields and residential and commercial turf, Kabuto is a proprietary formulation that inhibits all stages of development in the fungal life cycle of SDS. It can be... 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