Pesticide forum scheduled for Nov. 19The 2009 Agriculture Commissioner’s Pesticide Forum is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Brynhild Haugland Room of the State Capitol.
The 2009 Agriculture Commissioner’s Pesticide Forum is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Brynhild Haugland Room of the State Capitol.
“The forum brings together stakeholders, interested individuals and government to discuss pest management and pesticide issues,” said Doug Goehring, North Dakota agriculture commissioner. “It is also an opportunity for the Agriculture Department to bring participants up to date on pesticide regulatory issues.”
Goehring said the morning session will focus on gathering information from growers and the NDSU Extension Service on pest problems.
The afternoon’s session will focus on changes in federal pesticide law after a recent court ruling in the National Cotton Council vs. EPA case.
“This ruling could seriously impact pesticide use in North Dakota,” Goehring said. “It requires a pollution discharge elimination permit for applications in, on or near surface water.”
The forum is open to the public.