EPA Approves Pesticides for Hemp Production

The dreaded russet mite that makes growers lose sleep at night.

In a major step toward making the newly legal crop a national commodity, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday approved the use of 10 products to control insect pests and diseases – nine biopesticides and one conventional pesticide.

Biopesticides are derived from biological ingredients, while conventional products are typically derived from chemical substances.