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Stop Use Notice for the Product AGRO GOLD WS

by Laura Mathias |

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product AGRO GOLD WS effective December 4, 2020. The product AGRO GOLD WS has been distributed within a co-packed box that also contains the product WEED SLAYER, an herbicide also listed as approved for use in organic agriculture.  
The product AGRO GOLD WS has been found to contain both Diquat and Glyphosate, both of which are prohibited substances under the USDA organic regulations at 7 CFR §205.105: Allowed and prohibited substances, methods, and ingredients in organic production and handling. California operations have been instructed to discontinue the use of Agro Gold WS on land registered as organic immediately.
While the reported evidence here relates to AGRO GOLD WS products found in the State of California, operations in other States should review their use of these products to ensure that they comply with 7 CFR §205.105.
Any operation using AGRO GOLD WS should evaluate whether they need to update their OSP to reflect the discontinued use of this product. Please notify CCOF if you need to make any updates to your OSP Materials list in response to this notice.

Please see the STOP USE NOTICE.