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New Paraquat User Requirements & Labeling

All paraquat registrants must comply with the label changes mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Paraquat Human Health Mitigation Decision and amendment. In addition, users must comply with requirements on the product label they are using.

“Use” is defined as any of the following:

To learn more about how this will affect your use of paraquat and training requirements please refer to:

Certified Applicator Requirement

The new label requires “use” (see definition above) by certified applicators only. No direct supervision of unlicensed pesticide handlers will be allowed.

Safety Labeling

Pesticide labels have additional safety information that also appears in Spanish and graphics, along with supplemental warning materials including:

More information about how this will affect you and about online training (English) and Spanish training workshops (Spanish flyer) visit: