>this is only partly correct . . . some states (e.g., california, new
>jersey) require all farmers to keep records of all the applications of
>all pesticides they make to their crops, including the date, the
>substance, and the amount . . . all states require all farmers to keep
>records of all the applications of restricted use pesticides (the ones
>requiring applicator certification) they make to their crops, including
>the date, the substance, and the amount
I stand corrected. Do the amount used records have any way of
correlating how much was used on each acre of land and/or what crops were
being grown? In California and New Jersey, do these requirements extend to
the use of herbicides (which are in reality pesticides)? Or is it limited
to insecticides only? How about the use of poison baits to control animal
access? Are they also included in the record keeping requirements?
Do any states require records be kept of regarding pesticide spray drift
or possible drift onto the property of others? Are such things as weather
conditions at the time the material was applied noted in these records?
. . . different states have
>different requirements for access to these records (e.g., California
>requires that all records be submitted on a regular basis, new jersey
>requires submission every third year)
Sounds like it could get difficult to track down a causal relationship
between a pesticide spraying and an illness or death if the farmers only
report annually, or worse, every three years.
--Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--
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