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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

Pesticide Management & Coordination

Pesticide Registration

USDA Forest Service through its Forest Health Protection program maintains federal (U.S. EPA) and state pesticide registrations for two biological pesticides it produces and uses in its forest pest management projects. The Forest Service also provides these pesticides to federal and state cooperators at no cost. These pesticide products are Gypchek (EPA No. 27586-2), a nuclear polyhedrosis virus effective against Lymantria dispar dispar larvae; and TM Biocontrol-1, (EPA No. 27586-1), a nuclear polyhedrosis virus effective against larvae of the Douglas-fir tussock moth. These biological products provide selective and environmentally sound pest management options. The gypchek has been listed as an organic product by Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). For further registration information on these FS products, contact Stephen Covell concerning national EPA registrations, and local Regional Pesticide Use Coordinators concerning State Registrations of Gypchek and TM Biocontrol-1.

State Registrations of Gypchek
Michigan 2019
Maryland 2018
Ohio 2019
Wisconsin 2018
New Jersey 2018
North Carolina 2019
Virginia 2019
West Virginia 2019
Delaware 2019
Pennsylvania 2019
New York 2019
State Registrations of TM Biocontrol-1
Colorado 2019
California 2019
Oregon 2019
Washington 2019
New Mexico 2019
Idaho 2019