EPA and Dow AgroSciences will work together on sulfoxaflor registration

Dow AgroSciences says it expects the Environmental Protection Agency will “readily and thoroughly” address the concerns that have led to a cancellation notice for Transform and other Sulfoxaflor-containing products extensively used by cotton and grain sorghum producers.

The cancellation notice came in response to a Sept. 10 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling vacating product registrations for sulfoxaflor. The court cited studies on the effect of sulfoxaflor on pollinators that were not completed before registrations were issued by EPA.

“As a result of the extensive data currently available on sulfoxaflor, Dow AgroSciences expects the pollinator protection concerns expressed in a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to be readily and thoroughly addressed by EPA through further review of scientific data,” the company said in a press release. Continue reading

Transform Insecticide Cancelled for use on Sorghum

From the Texas Sugarcane Aphid News

On November 12, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the following statement about Transform, one of two available insecticides effective in controlling sugarcane aphid. Continue reading

Pollinator issues subject of presentation at Beltwide

In Delta Farm Press

Declines in honey bee populations continue to attract attention in the national media and in environmental activist circles. Activists and some beekeepers have been asking that pesticide registrations be withdrawn because of claims the chemicals are impacting bees negatively.

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