The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) is asking Florida citrus growers to share information for a carbaryl case study.
Florida citrus growers and blueberry growers are being asked by the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) to share information about their use of carbaryl, (brand name Sevin), to compile date for a case study, according to a Growing Produce article. Many other agriculture organizations are participating, including Citrus Mutual, the University of Florida, and more. Explore the details below.
Florida Citrus Growers and Carbaryl Use
Carbaryl is a chemical control used for chewing pests, and it’s recommended for such use in the 2019-20 Florida Citrus Production Guide. The data collected from Florida citrus growers and blueberry growers will be used to develop a carbaryl case study. The case study is part of a national collaboration through the Minor Crop Alliance, according to the article.
The article maintains that the FFVA is gathering data to proactively ensure carbaryl’s continued registration as the EPA is planning a risk assessment. The FFVA is quoted in the article as asserting that “We need to be able to provide a complete scope for blueberry and citrus growers in each included county. Even if you do not use carbaryl, your individual ‘did not use’ information is still hugely important.”
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