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Results

* These statistics are from 2010 and before. We are currently working on providing updated statistics for our project. - SCP Staff

The Cleaner Cotton™ Field Program gets results:
• Chlorpyrifos (a broad spectrum organophospate) use on the enrolled fields showed a 76% reduction over the average cotton grower in the region.
• 50% adopted the same treatment practices on the rest of their cotton as on their enrolled field.
• 100% utilized UC IPM treatment thresholds.
• 90% used annual beneficial habitat hedgerows or strip cut adjacent alfalfa.
• 80% saw an increase in beneficial insect species in their cotton.
• 50% or more utilized these biologically based methods on other crops they grew (when applicable).
• Cleaner Cotton™ growers avoid the 13 most toxic chemicals used in cotton unless pests threaten to cause economic losses or other lower-risk options are exhausted.
• The majority stated that one of the main benefits of being in the SCP program was making a change in the way they grow cotton.

Cotton sold under the Cleaner Cotton™ brand is free of chemicals on the "Most Toxic" list.

The MOST TOXIC CHEMICALS
acephate
aldicarb33
chlorpyrifos
diazinon
dicofol
endosulfan
metam-sodium
naled
oxamyl
paraquat dichloride
phorate
prometryn
propargite