Oklahoma

Oklahoma's will be first in the nation to have a website offering pesticide product registrations and their recommended uses, said State Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Howard.

Home owners, gardeners, farmers and commercial applicators can find answers to nearly all their pesticide questions, at http://www.kellysolutions.com/ok/.

"This is a milestone achievement for convenience and pesticide safety," Howard said. "Instead of wandering around looking at chemical labels to find the best product for a particular pest problem, a person can look up the information they need on the web knowing it is registered for use in Oklahoma."

As an example, a homeowner or gardener who discovers an infestation of a certain type pest can access the website, enter the name of the pest and find a complete listing of every product currently approved for control. Howard said the site also will allow the user to search for ingredients contained in the product and any information about sites the product is approved for by the ODA and Environmental Protection Agency.

More information is expected to be added to the website in the future, said ODA Plant Industry and Consumer Services Director Sancho Dickinson.

"Sometime in the next six months, we expect to include a listing of pesticide applicators who have been found in violation of the law or other complaints," he said. "Pesticide manufacturers also will be able to use this site to begin the process of applying for licensing in Oklahoma."

The new website brings information from the ODA, EPA and the pesticide industry to one location. Dickinson said this is the first system of its kind in the United States.

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