EPA approves pesticide for grain sorghum producers
by MBJ Staff
Published: June 25,2014
Tags: Bureau of Plant Industry, environment, exemption, farm, farmer, farming, Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, grain sorghum, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, pesticide, pollution, row crop, sugarcane aphid, sulfoxalor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
JACKSON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved farmers in the state of Mississippi for the use of sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on sorghum.
This specific exemption will aid in controlling the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), which is a destructive pest that can cause damage to the grain sorghum crop.
The registered product receiving this exemption is Transfor WG (EPA Reg. No. 62719-625; 50% sulfoxaflor) and is manufactured by Dow AgroSciences. Expiration for this specific exemption will be Oct. 31.
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Bureau of Plant Industry has authority under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to obtain an exemption from EPA for a non-labeled use of a pesticide if significant losses of an agricultural commodity are likely and if labeled products are not available or effective.
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