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03 March, 2021 Legal Update

Pesticides Update: March 2021

Pesticides Update: March 2021


Read the pesticides update featuring news from Australia and the United States.


EPA Approves Section 18 Emergency Registration Request for Kasugamycin on Almonds

According to California Ag Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation recently accepted a Section 18 petition to allow the use of Kasumin 2L (kasugamycin) to control bacterial blast (Pseudomonas sp) in almonds in 12 counties in the State of California.
 
The registration allows up to two applications under anticipated cold or freezing conditions at a use rate of 64 fl. oz. per acre from February 12, 2021 through petal fall. Application after petal fall is prohibited. Kasugamycin may only be used during bloom.
 
The approval applies to the counties of Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba.

Use of Methidathion (Suprathion 400 EC Insecticide) in Macadamia Canceled

As reported by AUSVEG, following consultation with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), ADAMA Australia has voluntarily canceled its registration for Methidathion (Suprathion 400 EC Insecticide).
 
Since February 4, 2021, the use of Suprathion in Macadamia plantations is not permitted under any legislation.
 
More information.

Miravis® Duo Fungicide Approved for Use in California

According to Growing Producte, the fungicide, developed by Syngenta, is now registered for use on California tree nuts. Miravis Duo has been formulated by combining two different FRAC groups of fungicides aiming to offer disease protection for tree nuts as well as enhanced resistance management.
 
California is the 5th US state approving Miravis Duo for use on tree nuts and stone fruits.

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