Most Recent News
November 25, 2020
EPA Updates Draft Guidance for Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants
Yesterday, the EPA released a newly updated draft guidance document clarifying which biostimulants, biological substances, and mixtures, in addition to the associated product label claims, EPA considers plant regulators. Those deemed plant regulators are subject to regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as pesticides.
Because this guidance impacts humic substances, HPTA members are encouraged to read the document and submit a public comment directly to the open docket on the regulations.gov website.? The proposed changes to humic and fulvic acid could significantly impact the humic and fulvic acid industry. The updated draft guidance incorporates diverse and helpful changes made in response to stakeholder feedback received during the draft guidance?s initial comment period in 2019. EPA seeks inputs on those revisions, including the wording of certain plant and non-plant regulator claim examples.
The public comment period will be open for 30 days in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0258 at?www.regulations.gov. After carefully considering the comments received, EPA anticipates finalizing this guidance in January 2021.
IMPORTANT DATES: 2021 Industry Meetings and Events
HPTA Board Meetings
Teleconferences/Zoom meetings?are generally held the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Central time.
Upcoming meeting:? Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CDT.
HPTA? Members in good standing, are welcome to attend.
20th Conference of the International Humic Substance Society (IHSS)?
August 15-20, 2021
Estes Park, CO
HPTA Annual Membership Meeting – Registration Open
November 15-17, 2021
Hosted by corporate member: Bio Huma Netics, Inc.
New Ag International 5th Biostimulant World Congress
Nov. 30-Dec.2, 2021
Acres Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show
Dec. 6-9, 2021
RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS & WHITE PAPERS
Journal of Soils and Sediments / Humic Products in Agriculture: Potential Benefits and Research Challenges – a Review
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