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IPM Conference Call: April 17, 2012, with George Sundin from MSU

Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by .

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Today we were joined by Dr. George Sundin from MSU to discuss fire blight, streptomycin, and the effects of the recent frosts and freezes on the disease.

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A note on Carbaryl regulations and testing

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .

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Seth Dibblee, chemicals expert from the EPA, sent us this note on carbaryl in response to some questions that were asked in a recent conference call. Please bring any questions you have about this note to our conference call tomorrow, May 31, or contact Seth directly.

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Three significant developments in the U.S. EPA Pesticide program

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by .

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Updates on Maneb tolerance revocation, the NPDES pesticide general permit and endosulfan cancellation.

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Office of Pesticide Programs will register flutriafol for use on apples

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by .

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It looks like, absent any final public comments, the Office of Pesticide Programs will register Cheminnova’s fungicide flutriafol (TopGuard) for use on apples (and soybeans) to control a number of fungal diseases.

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Endosulfan Update

Posted on 08. Apr, 2008 by .

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In November 2007, the EPA updated the human health and ecological effects risk assessment for Endosulfan. Below, I’ve paraphrased some of the main points in EPA’s new risk assessment (sorry for the technical jargon): According to new studies, many of the occupational handler scenarios exceed the Agency’s level of concern even with maximum Personal Protective […]

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Azinphos-methyl will be cancelled in 2012

Posted on 25. Feb, 2008 by .

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This month, the EPA Issued a Cancellation Order for the Remaining uses of Azinphos-methyl. For apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, alkali bee beds, and parsley, AZM use is terminated effective September 30, 2012. All distribution, sale and use of remaining AZM products will be prohibited as of that date, except as provided in the existing stocks […]

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Guthion and imidan use

Posted on 19. Mar, 2007 by .

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As you all know, EPA issued its final decision on Azinphos-methyl to phase out the remaining uses by September 30, 2012. EPA plans to further restrict phosmet (imidan)and will include risk mitigation on labels of phosmet products sold or distributed by the registrant after June 2008. Additional phosmet mitigation includes: * lower seasonal maximum application […]

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Phosmet Final Decision Released

Posted on 22. Jan, 2007 by .

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EPA is issuing its final decision on the restricted-entry intervals for nine uses of the organophosphate pesticide phosmet. Consistent with EPA’s June 2006 proposal, most restricted entry intervals will be lengthened and additional mitigation will be implemented to protect workers. This risk mitigation will be included on labels of phosmet products sold or distributed by […]

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Proposed Phaseout of Pesticide Azinphos-Methyl and Longer Restricted Entry Intervals for Phosmet

Posted on 12. Jun, 2006 by .

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To increase protection for farm workers and the environment, EPA is proposing to phase out the remaining uses of azinphos-methyl (AZM). Use on almonds, Brussels sprouts, pistachios, walnuts, and nursery stock will be phased out by 2007, and use on apples, blueberries, cherries, parsley, and pears by 2010. During the phaseout, EPA is proposing additional […]

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EPA Publishes Cancellation Order on Azinphos-methyl Group 2 Uses

Posted on 30. Mar, 2006 by .

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AZM (guthion)is still under review by EPA for use on apples. Read more on guthion’s status below. ============================== EPA issued an order in the Federal Register on March 29, 2006, amending registrations of azinphos methyl (AZM) products to terminate the “Group 2” uses, which include caneberries, cotton, cranberries, peaches/nectarines, potatoes, and Southern pine seed orchards.

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