The Pesticide Notification Network is operated by the Washington State
University Pesticide Information Center for the Washington State Commission
on Pesticide Registration. The PNN system is designed to distribute pesticide
registration and label change information to groups representing Washington's
pesticide users. The information below is a summary of the information distributed
on the PNN in the past month.
Our office operates a web page called PICOL (Pesticide Information Center On-Line). This provides a label database, status on registrations, and other related information. PICOL can be accessed on URL http://picol.cahe.wsu.edu or call our office, (509) 372-7492, for more information.
Novartis has revised the label for its fungicide Orbit. The new label includes directions for use on apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, and prunes for growing areas west of the Rocky Mountains.
Manufacturers' Product Cancellations
In the February 11, 1998, Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had received a request from Platte Chemical to cancel the registration for its herbicide Trifluralin 4EC. This product is currently registered for use on: alfalfa, apricot, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, collard, dry bean, field corn, grape, green bean, hop, kale, lima bean, mint, mung bean, mustard, nectarine, non-bearing apricot, non-bearing grape, non-bearing nectarine, non-bearing peach, non-bearing plum, non-bearing prune, non-bearing walnut, okra, pea, peach, pepper, plum, potato, prune, safflower, sorghum, soybean, sugarbeet, sunflower, tomato, turnip, walnut, and wheat.
Section 18 Crisis Exemptions
EPA has denied the Section 18 request that was submitted at the end of January for the use of Comply to control pear psylla on pears. Because Section 18's have been granted for the use on Comply on pears in previous years (1994 through 1997), the Washington State Department of Agriculture is warning growers that using Comply on pears in 1998 is NOT legal, and could lead to enforcement action against the applicator. WSDA is revising the Section 18 request and will substitute an alternative product for Comply. Questions should be directed to Erik Johansen (WSDA). He can be reached on (360) 902-2078 or by E-mail at email@example.com.
On February 25, 1998, WSDA issued a Section 18 crisis exemption for the use of Ciba-Geigy's herbicide Beacon to control weeds in Kentucky bluegrass seed. This exemption expires November 30, 1998.
Section 18 Specific Exemptions
On January 29, 1998, the EPA granted a specific exemption for the use of Prowl 3.3EC to control kochia and redroot pigweed on mint. The exemption is for use on 9,800 acres in Adams, Benton, Clark, Ferry, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, and Yakima counties and expires 12/31/98.
Du Pont has issued a supplemental label for its herbicide Lexone DF. The supplemental label provides for the use of this product to control weeds in established tomatoes.
Valent has issued a supplemental label for its herbicide Cobra. The supplemental label provides for outdoor use of this product on conifer seedlings and conifer nurseries.
Section 24(c) Registrations
On February 4, 1998, WSDA issued an SLN, number WA970037, for the use of Platte Chemical's herbicide Trifluralin HF on evening primrose seed grown for export to the United Kingdom. This SLN was issued to replace WA910034, which had previously been issued for a similar use of a different product, Trifluralin 4EC.
On February 17, 1998, WSDA issued SLN WA980001 for the use of Gowan Cryolite Bait to control black vine weevil, rough strawberry root weevil, and strawberry root weevil on the following berries: blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, dewberry, loganberry, raspberry, strawberry, and youngberry.
On February 12, 1998, WSDA issued revisions to two SLNs, both providing for the use of Goal 2XL on nonbearing grapes. WA970013 allows for the use of Goal 2XL for sucker control, and WA970023 provides directions for weed control use. The revisions removed the expiration date from both SLNs.
Section 24(c) Cancellations
In a December 10, 1997, letter to WSDA, Zeneca requested the cancellation of a supplemental label. The cancelled supplemental label was for the use of Gramoxone Extra for preharvest vine killing and weed desiccation in potatoes.
In the February 11, 1998, Federal Register, EPA announced that it had received a request from Rhone Poulenc to cancel the SLN WA940021. This SLN provides for the use of Sevin XLR Plus Carbaryl for fruit thinning in apples. (Note that direction for the use of this product for fruit thinning in apples has been added to the main label.)
At Platte's request, WSDA has cancelled SLN WA910007. This SLN was previously issued for the use of Tenax to control aphids, leafhoppers, leaf miners, psyllids, flea beetle larvae, wireworms, and the reduction of flea beetle adults and early season Colorado potato beetles in white Irish potatoes.
At Platte's request, WSDA has cancelled SLN WA930010. This SLN was previously issued for the use of Rampart 10 to control aphids on hops.
Section 24(c) Revisions
On January 27, 1998, WSDA issued a revision to SLN WA96003. This SLN had previously been issued for the use of Dimethoate 4E to control aphids and grasshoppers in phragmites reed beds in Grant county. (These reed beds constitute a portion of the wastewater treatment at a potato processing plant near Quincy, Washington) The following sections of the registration have been revised: the distribution and use statement, the precaution statement, the Federal law violation statement, the addition of a chemigation statement, the scientific name, and the section covering Worker Protection Standards.
On January 27, 1998, WSDA issued revisions to both SLN WA940035 and WA970030. These SLNs had previously been issued for the use of Dimethoate 4E to control aphids and lygus bugs in lentils (WA940035) and aphids in both dry and succulent peas (WA970030). The revisions are discussed below:
WA940035: Revision to the distribution and use statement, the precaution statement, the
directions for use, the pollinator protection statement, and the addition of a chemigation
WA970030: Revision to the distribution and use statement, the precaution statement, the
Federal law violations statement, the pollinator protection statement, the chemigation
statement, and the removal of the expiration date.
On February 4, 1998, WSDA issued a revision to SLN WA950032. This SLN had previously been issued for the use of Micro Flo's insecticide Endosulfan 3 EC to control cabbage seedpod weevil on canola. The revision includes an expanded pollinator protection statement and the removal of the expiration date.
Miscellaneous Regulatory Information
The following message was received from WDSA on February 27, 1998, for distribution on the PNN:
February 27, 1998 - Distribution and/or use of American Cyanamid Pursuit Products in
Washington State for use on succulent peas, dry edible peas, lentils and chickpeas.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has had a number of inquiries regarding the legal distribution and use of American Cyanamid Pursuit products for use on succulent peas, dry edible peas, lentils and chickpeas. Distributors, dealers, growers and applicators should be advised of the following:
Pursuit Herbicide, EPA Reg. No. 241-310: This product is currently registered in the state and can be legally distributed. Applicators can legally use* this product on succulent peas, dry edible peas, lentils, chickpeas and lima beans according to the federal supplemental label.
Pursuit DG Herbicide, EPA Reg. No. 241-350: State registration of this product was recently cancelled by the registrant. This product cannot be legally distributed in the state of Washington.
A previously registered federal supplemental label that allowed for use on succulent peas, dry edible peas, lentils, and chickpeas expired on December 31, 1996 and cannot be legally distributed, nor can this supplemental label be copied or reproduced in any manner with the intent to distribute and/or use the product according to the expired supplemental label. Product that was obtained with the supplemental label prior to December 31, 1996 may be used* up according to the supplemental label.
PursuitW DG Herbicide, EPA Reg. No. 241-386: This product is currently registered in the state and can be legally distributed. Applicators can legally use* this product on succulent peas, dry edible peas, lentils, chickpeas and lima beans according to the federal label.
Questions concerning these Pursuit products may be directed to Cliff Weed, Program Manager, Compliance at (360) 902-2036, or Joel Kangiser, Registration and Minor Crop Program Coordinator at (360) 902-2027.
*Use may be restricted to specific geographic areas within the state.
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