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An emergency exemption has been granted by EPA for the use of Transform WG insecticide on tarnished plant bug in cotton.The active ingredient in Transform is sulfoxaflor, which represents a new mode of action.See links for more information on restrictions.

Elton Robinson 1, Editor

June 6, 2012

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EPA has granted an emergency use exemption for Transform WG insecticide, from Dow AgroSciences, for certain counties in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee for control of tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

The Section 18 label was granted upon the request of each state. Transform, which contains the active ingredient sulfoxaflor, represents a new mode of action and has excellent activity on tarnished plant bugs. Typical application rates will range from 1.5 ounces to 2 ounces per acre.

There is a substantial limitation on the Section 18 label, including a 360-day plant back restriction for all crops except cotton.For more information on restrictions, counties where it can be applied and rates, see information on your state:

Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.


About the Author(s)

Elton Robinson 1

Editor, Delta Farm Press

Elton joined Delta Farm Press in March 1993, and was named editor of the publication in July 1997. He writes about agriculture-related issues for cotton, corn, soybean, rice and wheat producers in west Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and southeast Missouri. Elton worked as editor of a weekly community newspaper and wrote for a monthly cotton magazine prior to Delta Farm Press. Elton and his wife, Stephony, live in Atoka, Tenn., 30 miles north of Memphis. They have three grown sons, Ryan Robinson, Nick Gatlin and Will Gatlin.

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