AASA: Answering Pesticide Questions
The American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance (AASA) has completed its 12th year of inspecting bulk agricultural retail facilities. This program helps ensure compliance and stewardship of pesticide handling and storage.
The AASA is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board that includes pesticide manufacturers, distributors, retailers and a state ag department advisor. AASA conducts a national stewardship inspection program for ag retail facilities that store bulk pesticides, portable refillable containers, and packaged products.
Once every three years, your bulk ag retail facility will receive an AASA inspection. The inspection is no cost to you, and the inspection report is provided only to the facility and to the pesticide manufacturer (registrant) who ships bulk product to your facility, to help ensure that both parties are working together to enhance stewardship and to assure compliance with the EPA regulations.
The retailers find value in the program as evidenced by comments we received after the 2016 inspections:
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