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EPA issues Draft Guidance for Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants
May 6, 2019
Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft guidance document to better define Plant Biostimulants as regulated substances under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). HPTA members are encouraged to read the document and submit a public comment directly to the open docket on the regulations.gov website.

EPA Draft Guidance – In general, a draft guidance document is needed and welcomed by the biostimulant industry as a whole.  However, the proposed changes to humic and fulvic acid could significantly impact the humic and fulvic acid industry. The EPA Draft Guidance document is now open for public comments.   (Important Update: The EPA has extended the comment period to July 28, 2019.  Your voice matters!)

For additional information including how to register comments; please see this HPTA Member communication from Humic Products Trade Association President; Russell D. Taylor.
EPA issues Draft Guidance HPTA Comment

HPTA Member Exclusive:  Important supplemental documents can be found in the Members Area of HumicTrade.org.  (If you are a current HPTA Member and need help with your login, contact Melody@HumicTrade.org.)

New Farm Bill lays the ground work for Humic Substances
Dec. 21, 2018 – Last week the US House of Representatives passed the Senate Farm bill. Included in the farm bill was key language laying the groundwork for defining “plant biostimulants” in the United States While there is still work to be done with the USDA, this piece of legislation will help provide the framework needed in the agriculture industry to define and shape the biostimulant industry and further the growth of humic substance sales.

Humic Products Trade Association Test Method
July 2018 – ISO Approves HPTA Test Method as an International Standard

Humic & Fulvic Acids – Standardized Test Method Information

 

2019 INDUSTRY MEETINGS & EVENTS

HPTA Annual Membership Meeting – Attendee Registration opens May 2019
July 25th, 2019  SAVE THE DATE
Tentative time: 12:00-5:00 pm
Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

Southwestern Fertilizer Conference
July 21-25, 2019
Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

Acres 2019 Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show
December 9-12, 2019
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis,  Minnesota

 

RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS & WHITE PAPERS
Journal of Soils and Sediments / Humic Products in Agriculture: Potential Benefits and Research Challenges – a Review

Biochar and Humic Substances: A Comparison

 

HPTA Board Meetings: Teleconferences are generally held the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Central time.
Upcoming meeting:  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 – 2:00 pm CT.

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