Third Party Registrations, Inc.

TPR stands ready to help you obtain the safe crop protection chemicals you need for competitive production under Florida’s unique growing conditions.

Supporting Florida growers since 1987
Third Party Registrations, Inc. is an FFVA subsidiary service company that helps producer members secure specific registrations for crop protection chemicals needed on specialty crops.  Typically, these chemicals would not be available to growers otherwise because registrants face limited returns and low crop damage safety margins associated with use of the chemical on Florida’s high-value-per-acre crops.  The TPR team has senior experts in pesticide regulation, production, research, development and marketing. We’ve helped specialty crop growers for more than 30 years.

Increasing your production and profitability
Do you have weeds or pests you can’t manage? TPR works to register the chemical products you need to increase your profitability by more effectively managing your crops.

Providing access to better crop protection chemicals
TPR coordinates agreements between pesticide manufacturers and state and federal regulatory agencies to give Florida growers access to crop protection chemicals that are not otherwise available. Each TPR product label annually will cost you $2 per acre—a benefit only available to FFVA members. 

You make the first move. We’ll do the rest.
Talk to the TPR team to see what opportunities there are in finding a product label that works to address your challenges. Contact TPR now and tell us your needs. 

Contact us:

Email: Mike.Aerts@ffva.com
Phone: 321-214-5200

Current active TPR labels

Dual MAGNUM® Herbicide (Syngenta)

Cabbage and crops in the Head and Stem Brassica crop subgroup (Crop Subgroup 5-A): 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.

Caparol®4L Herbicide (Syngenta)

For control of broadleaf weeds and grass in dill grown for fresh market.

COBRA® Herbicide (Valent)

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.

Pursuit® Herbicide (BASF)

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 (Valent)

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.

Dual MAGNUM® Herbicide (Syngenta)

Cabbage and crops in the Head and Stem Brassica crop subgroup (Crop Subgroup 5-A): 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.

Caparol®4L Herbicide (Syngenta)

For control of broadleaf weeds and grass in dill grown for fresh market.

COBRA® Herbicide (Valent)

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.

Pursuit® Herbicide (BASF)

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 (Valent)

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.
 
 

“This Special Local Need label is a major production tool for us with its value and return on investment. Labor savings of around $300-500 per acre, coupled with a positive yield/return gain of $500-800 per acre because of the reduction in plant stand loss from hoeing, is a significant margin to our revenue stream. Availability of this important tool through TPR contributes to the sustainable production of lettuce and leaf crops in Florida.”- Paul Orsenigo, Grower’s Management

How the process works

TPR’s mission is to obtain registrations for crop protection chemicals to meet the needs of FFVA producer members. The labeling process establishment is through the Special Local Need Provisions of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Florida Statutes Chapter 487. The TPR, Inc. registration system provides protection to the primary registrant, the research community and the product distribution system for non-performance, crop damage and following crop damage through liability waiver contracts between TPR, Inc. and FFVA members. TPR acts as the liaison and negotiates agreements between pesticide manufacturers and regulatory agencies to allow growers access to crop protection chemicals for today’s farming practices.

The 4-step process:

  1.  GROWER HAS A NEED FOR CROP PROTECTION TOOL
     The grower identifies and subsequently requests TPR to investigate obtaining a crop protection chemical for use in Florida. This could be a simple or a very complex process depending on the specific situation.  
  2.  TPR OBTAINS USE OF THE PRODUCT
     In return for the right to register the product, TPR makes a waiver of liability agreement with the pesticide manufacturer.
  3.  TPR REQUESTS SPECIAL LOCAL NEED REGISTRATION
     TPR coordinates with state and federal agencies to request a Special Local Need registration for use in Florida. The grower signs an agreement that accepts liability associated with use of the product on their crops. 
  4.  LABEL IS SIGNED AND GRANTED FOR USE THROUGH TPR
     TPR now acts as the label administrator and maintains the registration. The grower member obtains use of the label through TPR for $2 per acre (annually).

TPR coordinates four basic agreements needed to carry out the registration of the crop protection chemical:

  1.  Preregistration agreement with growers to start the process
  2.  TPR agreement with pesticide manufacturer to allow access to the product
  3.  Grower agreement to TPR to accept liability associated with product use
  4.  Grower signs Waiver and Limitation of Warranty and Liability Agreement in order to use product

Requirements

  • Before TPR can register a crop protection chemical it must obtain written consent from the pesticide manufacturer and obtain regulatory approval from FDACS and the EPA.
  • You must be an FFVA producer member to gain access to this service.
  • You must follow TPR label instructions when using the registered product.
  • Grower pays an annual administrative charge of $2 per acre (if less than 125 acres are involved, a minimum charge of $250 applies) to gain access to the product.
  • Uses of the product are time-limited and site-specific.
  • The agreement must be renewed annually to maintain an active participation. 
  • The grower must be in possession of the label to use the product.

The fine print

  • TPR allows participating FFVA producer members to use federally-labeled chemical products on Florida crops because they’re covered by our agreement and granted through a Special Local Need 24(c) registration—specific to and allowable for use only in Florida on certain crops in certain areas.
  • TPR’s process offers of crop protection chemical labels that haven’t been registered for that particular use by the pesticide manufacturer, typically because of concerns over crop damage safety margins or non-performance.
  • TPR provides limited liability protection to the manufacturer in return for the right to register the product for growers.
  • TPR liability covers crop damage, non-performance, and sometimes carry-over situations.
  • When the TPR label is registered, the FFVA producer member signs an agreement that the value of the use of the product to them outweighs the associated risk.
  • The waiver language clearly identifies protected parties, and TPR stands behind growers’ use of the product.
  • TPR has had active labels in place for more than 30 years without any legal issues.