Chlorpyrifos to Be Phased Out in California

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. October 23 2019

Chlorpyrifos sales in California are set to end February 2020, according to a new agreement reached between the California Environmental Protection Agency and Dow Agrosciences and other companies.

All sales will end February 6, 2020, and growers will no longer be allowed to possess chlorpyrifos after December 31, 2020. All current restrictions must be followed until that date. A few products of a granular formulation of chlorpyrifos will be allowed to remain on the market.

Earlier this year, California announced a ban of chlorpyrifos but anticipated that the process w...

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