2023 Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook

The 2023 update of the Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook is now available for the mobile app.  If you have not received an in-app push notification to update, you can update to the 2023 data by clicking on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) and selecting About this app.  Choose Check updates to trigger the update to the 2023 edition.

The handbook is published annually to ensure everyone in the popcorn industry is informed about products registered for use on popcorn or in popcorn storage facilities. The handbook lists agri-chemicals registered and regulatory status or special use restrictions.  It notes the Mode or Mechanism of Action (MOA) numerical classification of each listed chemical when used on a product label. The classification schemes are published by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee, the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee and the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee.  The handbook also highlights the Signal Word “Danger” when used on a product label as required by the EPA’s Label Review Manual.

In addition, the handbook provides appendix information on residue tolerances as found in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database, which includes popcorn (corn, pop) and denotes established levels by the U.S., Codex and over 150 markets.

We urge you to provide this one-page reference sheet to growers and encourage them to download and use the app.  Included in the app are links to product labels (where available), providing additional key information.  The Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook Mobile App is a native app, meaning that once you download and log into the app for the first time, you will not need a data connection to continue accessing the content in the app – great for use in the field where data connections might sometimes be unreliable.  The only exception to this is with the links to product labels – you will need a data connection for these links to work. Once you use a link to access a product label, that label should be downloaded to your device and should be accessible to you in the future.

Another handy feature of the Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook Mobile App is the Search Handbook function available from the main screen of the app, which allows you to search in the app for any keyword, including all or part of a chemical name, common name, product name, or manufacturer name.

If you have any questions or comments about the handbook, app or its use, do not hesitate to contact our office, gbertalmio@popcorn.org.

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