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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Former DPS employees sentenced for selling bogus driver's licenses
- Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs
- Realtors chooses Nita Wingard
- Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan
- No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate