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Un8versity of wisconsin horticulture 2011
Codes.pdf H40504 H40505 For the purpose of this rule, code definitions are listed in Subsec. General coding definitions.
6. Most chemicals which are, or may be, used in a controlled environment.
(b) "Contact" means direct or indirect contact with a prohibited plant or prohibited pesticide product.
(c) "Environmental impact" means the actual or potential effects of the soil, water, surface water, or groundwater resulting from the land use or management activity that may affect the natural environment or cultural resources. The term also includes the effects of the plant or pest on the owner or on other persons who may be affected by the land use or management activity.
(d) "Explosion" means any sudden, violent, or violent sudden destruction of a structure, and includes an explosion or the sound or concussion of an explosion, but does not include a gradually accelerated oxidation or decomposition of organic matter.
(e) "Fertilizer" means a composition of matter used in soil or plant culture which supplies nutrients or other substances necessary for the plant growth.
(f) "For the purpose of this rule, fertilizer is presumed to be safely confined to a storage tank or other means of delivery if used as a top dressing."
(g) "Gas" means a gaseous substance in which the chemical elements have relatively low melting or boiling points and are noncondensable under ordinary conditions of pressure and temperature.
(h) "Groundwater" means any natural water flowing in the subsurface of the earth including all springs, ground waters and wells and any artificial depression or conduit through the earth which may exist in any vicinity or area.
(i) "Groundwater contamination" means any significant contamination of groundwater by a toxic chemical in quantities to impair the public health, safety, or welfare.
(j) "High degree of protection" means the degree of protection defined in the table in Subsec. and corresponding standard of the chemical in the class.
(k) "Impair" means to make worse, hinder, or damage.
(l) "Pesticide product" means any substance intended for use to protect or control pests or the products they produce.
(m) "Pest" means an organism which adversely affects the plants, animals, or people and includes plant pathogens and animal pests such as insects, mites, and rodents.
(n) "Potential human exposure" means the likelihood of exposure of a person to a plant or pesticide product.
(o) "Release" means the delivery of any pesticide product or other substance to the environment.
(p) "Recreational activity" means the activities engaged in by a person for the purpose of either conservation, recreation, education, or relaxation, including, but not limited to, hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, swimming, fishing, gardening, horticulture, animal husbandry, swimming, running, walking, wading, boating, camping, hunting, shooting sports, farming, stock raising, and cycling.
(q) "Re-entrant container" means a sealed glass or plastic container where the bottom has an inner container and the cover has an outer cover.
(r) "Safe" means that a pesticide product is in proper condition, storage, and container, does not contain substances known to be poisonous or dangerous, and can be stored safely.
(s) "Storage tank" means a receptacle, including a pit or reservoir, of any material which, because of its weight, shape, or other physical condition, could accidentally fall, be dropped, or leak on the ground or any person.
(t) "Soil" means any subsoil or topsoil.
(u) "Toxic" means harmful or injurious to life or property.
The horticulturalism/vegetable industry of Wisconsin has been in a depression since the opening of the Wisconsin Rapids Premium Food Center. The downward trend has been quite precipitous with little sign of positive direction. Wisconsin ranks 50th in the Nation in Agriculture:
"Wisconsin ranks 50th in the nation, with only 10.8 percent of Wisconsin farmers producing their own food." - 2017 Wisconsin Facts
Many Wisconsin horticulture businesses are struggling to survive. Consumers of horticultural products are less likely to spend money, and businesses with limited resources are finding it more difficult to produce horticultural products, especially when sales are down. What is needed to promote Wisconsin horticulturalism are innovative ideas and solutions.
This study is an attempt to get the horticulture community in Wisconsin thinking creatively about what can be done to get Wisconsin horticulture out of the economic downturn.
The horticultural community has the opportunity to become one of the leading horticultural industry in the nation. Businesses with innovative ideas that do not require federal, state or local government assistance are given the opportunity to win in the business world