Monday, October 17, 2016
Renewed Registration Issued for Products Containing Sulfoxaflor (Isoclast® Active)
Gentlemen On Friday the EPA renewed the Full Section 3 label for Closer in many crops. For pecans, the use pattern is identical to what we had in the past. So once we receive the NMDA blessing all will be well. Too late for this year but our growers will have this tool again next year. Regards Greg Renewed Registration Issued for Products Containing Sulfoxaflor (Isoclast® Active) On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-established the registration for products containing sulfoxaflor (Isoclast® Active): Transform® WG, Closer® SC and Sequoia® insecticides. Dow AgroSciences is pleased to have registrations for these important brands re-established. This registration limits the crops available under previous product labeling, has a downwind buffer zone included and restricts tank-mixing with products containing certain active ingredients. This re-established registration will allow for post-bloom usage on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes and tree nuts. Season-long uses will be permitted on lettuce and wheat. Dow AgroSciences is working diligently to provide EPA the information it needs to authorize previously labeled uses in other important crops and have buffer zones and tank-mix restrictions removed in the future. Previously issued FIFRA Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions remain in place for cotton and sorghum until they expire. Section 18 labeled products may continue to be utilized and sold according to those labels and should not be returned to Dow AgroSciences. Sincerely, Jesse Richardson Field Scientist 760-963-0329 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. What crops and uses will be listed on the re-established Section 3 Federal label for Transform® WG insecticide, Closer® SC insecticide and Sequoia® insecticide? a. Post-bloom uses will be allowed on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes and tree nuts. b. Season-long uses will be permitted on lettuce and wheat. c. Cotton, strawberries, citrus, soybeans, cucurbits and other crops will not be on the renewed Section 3 Federal label. d. Please consult the label for specific use instructions on labeled crops. e. Dow AgroSciences will continue to work diligently with the EPA to restore all previously labeled crops and uses. 2. What should distributors and dealers do with their existing inventory of Section 18 labeled Transform? a. There is nothing a distributor or dealer needs to do with their inventory of Section 18 labeled Transform. b. Section 18 labeled Transform may be utilized and sold according to the existing Section 18 Emergency Exemptions until they expire. c. Furthermore, it is anticipated that these Section 18s will be granted again in cotton and sorghum in 2017. d. In addition, states may continue to apply for other Section 18 exemptions, and approval is at the discretion of EPA. Section 18 labeled Transform could also be utilized for those uses as well. 3. How will Section 18 Emergency Exemptions apply to Transform with the renewed Section 3 Federal label? a. Section 18 uses are authorized for Transform® WG insecticide possessing either the re-established Section 3 Federal label or the Section 18 package label. 4. Does this re-established Section 3 Federal label require buffer zones? a. Yes. In the Environmental Hazards section of the label, it is specified that a 12-foot in-field, downwind buffer from blooming vegetation during application must be maintained. 5. Does this renewed Section 3 Federal label prohibit tank mixes of other products with Transform, Closer or Sequoia? a. The only tank mixes prohibited are those with products containing the active ingredients spinosad, spinetoram, gamma-cyhalothrin, methoxyfenozide, chlorpyrifos, halauxifen-methyl, penflufen and mandestrobin. b. The list of prohibited tank-mix partners can also be accessed at the following URL: http:///isoclasttankmix.com 6. Must these buffer zones and tank-mix restrictions be adhered to when utilizing Transform on crops labeled via Section 18 Emergency Exemptions? a. Tank-mix restrictions apply to all uses of Transform /Closer. Buffer restrictions are placed on uses in individual crops and Section 18 labels will determine whether they apply to those crops. 7. What is the impact to current and future Section 24(c) Special Local Need registrations? a. Section 24(c) labels may not be granted for uses that were previously canceled. 8. What is the timeline for registration of products containing sulfoxaflor in California? a. Dow AgroSciences will submit labels for registration in California. California Department of Pesticide Regulation will review the label according to normal processes. Closer SC, Sequoia and Transform WG are not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. Transform has Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions for use on cotton in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. Transform has Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions for use on sorghum in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.