Oregon Department of Ag Stops Sale of Some Neem Products

Jerry Brust, IPM Vegetable Specialist, University of Maryland; jbrust@umd.edu

The Oregon State Dept of Agriculture stopped the sale of 6 products containing neem due to pesticide contamination. The contamination was not 1 or 2 synthetic pesticides, but many different ones. Some of the contaminated products were made by Safer, Certis, Bonide and others. Below is the link to the announcement on the Oregon Dept. of Ag website (you’ll have to scroll down to find it): https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/Pesticides/Pages/PesticidesCurrentIssues.aspx