Compliance With the Worker Protection Standard
Farmers and others that use pesticides for agricultural crop production are required to comply with the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) that is part of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Iowa State University's Extension Service has provided training and information about WPS through private pesticide applicator training programs since the winter of 1993. Iowa State University Extension has provided other sources of information to farmers including radio programs, articles in popular farm magazines and presentations to farmer groups. Also, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has provided funding for distribution of thousands of WPS publications to farmers.