15.22.02.08

.08 Pest and Disease Control.

A. A producer may use the following practices and substances consistent with applicable label instructions:

(1) Adjuvants and wetting agents (organic);

(2) Allelochemics (attractants, deterrents, repellants, locomotor stimulants, and convalescents);

(3) Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.);

(4) Beneficial insects, predators, parasites;

(5) Biological pesticides and emulsifiers or synergists;

(5-1) Cryolite;

(6) Cultural practices (timing, environments);

(7) Diatomaceous earth;

(8) Dormant oils;

(9) Elemental sulfur or liquid sulfur;

(10) Fiber row covers;

(11) Fungicidal soaps;

(12) Garlic, hot peppers, or pureed plants;

(13) Growth regulators, only if organically derived;

(14) Herbal or plant-derived controls (deer repellent);

(15) Hydrogen peroxide;

(16) Insect extracts or purees;

(17) Lime sulfur, including calcium polysulfide;

(18) Mechanical or electrical controls;

(19) Microbial or viral agents;

(20) Micronutrients, with toxicity to be avoided;

(21) Natural barriers, which include fencing and protective coatings from approved natural products;

(21-1) Neem;

(21-2) Pesticides from naturally occurring organisms;

(22) Pheromones;

(23) Physical barriers;

(24) Pyrethrums, if from a botanical source;

(25) Quassias;

(26) Resistant varieties;

(27) 1 percent Rotenone;

(28) Ryania;

(29) Ryania, pyrethrum, and rotenone blends, if from a botanical source;

(30) Sabadilla;

(31) Seed inoculants;

(32) Soaps;

(33) Sound;

(34) Summer oils;

(35) Supplemental feeding or management techniques;

(36) Timing of plantings;

(37) Trapping substances;

(38) Tree seals;

(39) Vacuuming;

(40) Viral sprays; or

(41) Vitamins.

B. A producer may use the following substances and practices subject to applicable label instructions, but only for the purpose listed for each:

(1) Arsenic, which may only be used in pressure-treated wood but not for growing boxes;

(2) Baking soda and vinegar, which may be used for sanitation only;

(3) Boric acid, which may not be used on edible plant parts;

(4) Chlorine bleach, which may only be used as a disinfectant;

(5) Dormant oils (woody dormant);

(6) Hydrated lime, which may be used only as a foliar fungicide;

(7) Lime sulfur, which may be used only as a foliar fungicide; or

(8) Summer oil, which may not be used as a herbicide.

C. If approved by the Department as part of the farm plan, a producer may use the following substances subject to applicable label instructions:

(1) Streptomycin, with overuse to be avoided;

(2) Treated seeds;

(3) Bordeaux mixture;

(4) Copper hydroxide;

(5) Copper sulfate;

(6) Cupric oxide; or

(7) Tribasic copper formulations.

D. A producer using any of the copper-containing products listed in §C(3)—(7) of this regulation shall monitor the soil to avoid copper buildup.

E. A producer may use traps containing pesticides prohibited by this subtitle that do not contact, and are not added to, soil or water.

F. An organic producer may not use:

(1) Synthetically compounded pesticides;

(2) Nonsynthetic compounds, such as:

(a) Arsenic;

(b) Ash from manure burning;

(c) Lead salts;

(d) Sodium floualuminate (mined);

(e) Strychnine; or

(f) Tobacco dust, or nicotine-based products; or

(3) Genetically engineered or modified organisms.

G. A producer shall forward to the Department before use the label and any other instructions for a product not listed in this regulation.