Organic Farmers Warned Against Using W.O.W Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Pesticide Regulations have issued a joint statement warning organic farmers against using W.O.W. Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro pesticides as lab results indicate these products contain potentially hazardous chemicals. The CDFA issued a Stop Use Notice for organic growers regarding both of these products, which are distributed by EcoMIGHT.
Although the company markets these products as “organic,” “natural,” “glyphosate-free” and “non-toxic and safe” state laboratory analysis indicates the products contain potentially hazardous chemicals including glyphosate, bifenthrin, permethrin, cypermethrin and carbaryl. In California, pesticides that contain these chemicals require the use of personal protective equipment and neither of these products have specific safety instructions on their labels. Products with these synthetic chemical compounds are prohibited for use in organic production.
The CDPR has issued a notice to EcoMIGHT concerning its possible violation of state law and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also notified the company they may be in violation of federal law for manufacturing, delivering or selling unregistered pesticide products.