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Title: Staying the course: The U.S. Forest Service provides its termiticide testing report for 2019.

Source: Magazine/trade publication

Author(s)Shelton, Thomas; Fye, Donald; Tang, Juliet; Mankowski, Mark , E. .

Publication Year: 2020  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-2C

Abstract: Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) termiticide testing program provides updated data on standardized field studies performed with candidate termiticide products collected over the previous year. What follows is a formal summary of the data collected during the 2019 field season. In this report, the USFS publicly provides only data on those products that have obtained federal registration. These studies date back to 1938, and were originally performed to supply the U.S. military with data on protecting wooden structures and crates. Today, these studies provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the field data to support or refuse federal registration of candidate termiticide products. Occasionally, a candidate termiticide manufacturer will decide to withdraw a product from testing. Our policy has been to not report on any products that do not obtain federal registration; due either to withdrawal or a product’s failure to meet the EPA’s performance standards. This prevents confusion and possible off-label use of agricultural products that contain the same active ingredient. While in the 2019 cycle, no new products were installed at the USFS termiticide testing sites. There continue to be two candidate termiticides being evaluated, and they are in the midst of their five-year efficacy data-collection period.

Keywords: Termite; termiticide; regulation

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 846 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/23/2021
RITS Product ID: 10278
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Mankowski, Mark
Research Entomologist
Shelton, Thomas Guy
Research Entomologist
Tang, Juliet
Research Forest Products Technologist

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