|Hemp and Pesticides in Montana: Retraction and Update (Pesticides)
RE: Please disregard the original pesticide and hemp news release sent out on 02/04/2020. Many previously registered section 3 pesticides were missing. This ag alert represents a complete listing of pesticide products available in Montana as of 02/05/2020.
Industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa L., was removed from the list of controlled substances and legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill if the THC content is less than 0.3%. Hemp production is now legal in 47 states with Montana ranked number one in the nation with 45,000 planted acres reported in 2019, followed by Colorado with 21,000 acres and Kentucky with 19,000 acres. Though this crop thrives in Montana, there has been confusion regarding the legal use of pesticides which vary from state to state. This alert is designed to assist producers/ag leaders in understanding the policies governing pesticides and hemp, as well as the pesticides which are now legal to use on hemp in Montana.
Alert Period: 02/05/2020 - 09/30/2020
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp