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Active Ingredients Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticide Use

A spring day in the life of insects: various species of bees are foraging on catkins among budding branches.
Detail of a Spring Day in the Life of Insects, from Brehms Tierleben, vol. 9.

What are Minimum Risk Pesticides?

The US EPA determines a product to be a Minimum Risk Pesticide, (MRP), when the risk to the public and the environment is sufficiently low as to not require all the data and review necessary for registration. Such products include the original 31 substances designated as allowable active ingredients in MRPs, under section 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Conditions for Minimum Risk Pesticides. 

The NYS IPM Program offers these Active Ingredient Profiles to help officials, practitioners, and the public better understand their risks and benefits.

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