Transform Section 18 Amendment Allows 3rd Application to Sorghum

Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist
By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist August 14, 2014 16:05

Transform Section 18 Amendment Allows 3rd Application to Sorghum

White sugarcane aphid continues to be a serious problem in grain sorghum fields across Mississippi and the Mid-South. Because this is a brand new pest, there are many questions still unanswered. The Mid-South Entomology Working Group is frantically working on this issue to provide answers. At this time Transform insecticide is the only product providing acceptable control but treatments are only holding 7-14 days before retreatment is required. It appears that on some of the later planted grain sorghum that it would not be possible to finish the season out with only 2 applications of Transform allowed per season.

Just today, EPA announced an amendment to allow 3 applications as long as we do not exceed the seasonal use limit of 3 oz. per acre. Because we have been recommending 1 oz. rates in MS, this will allow a desperately needed third application in many fields.

Link to the EPA Section 18 Amendment: 14MS03 signed auth letter AMEND1- 8-14-14

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Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist
By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist August 14, 2014 16:05
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