Three pesticides illegal in Alaska

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2001

PALMER (AP) -- Three pesticides are now illegal to sell in Alaska because of concerns over possible impacts on groundwater, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

One of the pesticides, Cygnus 50 WG made by Scotts-Sierra Crop Protection Co., was denied registration by the state. The pesticide is a fungicide that is applied to leaves of ornamental plants to control mildews and rusts.

The manufacturer of the other two products withdrew their applications. They were insecticides used on vegetables, potatoes, cotton and tobacco.

After Dec. 31, it also will be illegal to sell pesticides for home use containing Chlorpyrifos except for ant and roach products in child-resistant packaging.

Pesticides must be registered with the DEC before they can be sold in Alaska.

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