On June 1-5, 2015 the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF) sponsored a tour of aquatic and wetland systems in Florida to provide insight for pesticide regulatory personnel at the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) into conditions faced by aquatic plant and mosquito managers when applying EPA-registered pesticides. EPA representatives toured natural and highly managed areas, observed pesticide applications, and spoke directly with managers and field personnel. Especially important was conveying unintended consequences that may result when pesticide label language that is pertinent to large-scale crop management is written to include small-scale, preemptive, or preventive measures in aquatic plant and mosquito control.

A report of the tour can be found by following this link.

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