Third Party Registrations, Inc.
Third Party Registrations, Inc., a not-for-profit FFVA subsidiary, helps producer members secure specific registrations for crop chemicals needed on minor crops. These chemicals would not be available to growers otherwise because registrants face a limited return and a high liability associated with use of the chemical on Florida’s high-value-per-acre crops.
The crop protection chemicals TPR registers have labels unlike any other in the country. Before TPR can register a chemical, it must go through an authorization and approval process with the manufacturer, producers who grow the crop, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Access to TPR labels is managed through a waiver and limitations of warranty and liability process based on Florida contract law. The potential crop damage or non-performance liability to the registrant make these products too risky for a typical labeling process. The TPR system provides protection to the pesticide manufacturer and distributor for this crop damage and non-performance liability in return for the right to register the product for a particular need. All TPR labels are Special Local Need 24(c) registrations that are specific to and allowable for use only in Florida.
To obtain a registered 24(c) label under TPR, the grower must be an active FFVA producer member. For more information, call (321) 214-5200 or send an e-mail.
How the process works
1. The need for a particular chemical on a particular crop must be assessed through a survey of all producer members of FFVA involved with production of that commodity. Once the need for the label is verified, TPR signs a Registration and Indemnification Agreement with the manufacturer stating that the manufacturer will not be liable for crop loss, carry-over or non-performance issues associated with use of the product. TPR then submits a request for a Special Local Need registration with supporting documentation to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
2. Growers who wish to have access to the product are required to sign a Registration Agreement with TPR certifying the grower is an active producer member of FFVA and that the user agrees to pay an annual administrative charge of $2 per acre (if less than 125 acres are involved, a minimum charge of $250 applies). The grower also must agree to adhere to all contents of the agreements.
3. The grower must sign a Waiver and Limitation of Warranty and Liability Agreement with TPR. This agreement states that the grower accepts the liability associated with the use of the product and recognizes that the benefits outweigh any possible disadvantages associated with access to the product. The location, acreage and name of the responsible party must be named on the waiver. This agreement must be renewed annually to maintain an active participation.
4. The grower submits payment for assessments to TPR along with the agreements. Upon receiving payments and agreements, TPR executes the documents and provides the grower with the 24(c) label requested. TPR provides the crop protection chemical distribution network with a current list of active growers who have legally acquired access to the 24(c) label.
24(c) labels expire on July 31 of the current year. Growers must renew the label to actively participate. Labels will only be provided once the Waiver & Limitation of Warranty & Liability Agreement has been executed by TPR.
Registered 24(c) labels
Dual MAGNUM® Herbicide
Cabbage: For pre-emergence control of weeds in Direct Seeded Cabbage and crops in the Transplanted Head and Stem Brassica 5A Subgroup.
Celery: For pre-emergence weed control in celery.
Pepper: For pre-emergence weed control in rows and between rows of plastic-mulched peppers.
Eggplant: For pre-emergence weed control in rows and between rows of plastic-mulched eggplant.
For pre-emergence weed control in the Root Vegetables Crop Group 1-B and the Tuberous and Corm Vegetables Crop Group 1-C.
For control of broadleaf weeds and grass in dill grown for fresh market.
For pre-emergence and post-emergence weed control between rows of fruiting vegetable crops and okra grown using the raised bed plastic-mulched production system.
For management of alligatorweed on St. Augustine sod farms.
For pre-emergence control and post-emergence suppression of weeds in lettuce and escarole/endive grown in high organic matter soils (organic matter content >40%) in Hendry, Highlands and Palm Beach counties.
CHATEAU® Herbicide WDG
For pre-emergence and post-emergence weed control between rows of transplanted or seeded fruiting vegetable crops, okra and cucurbit vegetable crops grown using the raised-bed plastic mulch production system.