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Request ID: 162
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Aug 25, 2006
Request: Please note the following request for information on aldicarb use on sweet potatoes. The deadline for responding is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2006, so submit any responses to the Southern Region IPM Center Information Request Monitoring System by next Wednesday and I will forward them to Teung Chin. Thanks for the rapid turnaround. Steve Toth -------------------------------------------- EPA is in need of better information for the use of aldicarb on sweet potatoes. We need this information by Wednesday August 30 to meet their Friday September 1 draft analysis deadline. The following information are needed by state: 1. Acreage 2. Percent crop treated 3. Typical rate 4. Is aldicarb being used? If not, what are the alternatives are being used for which pest? Please confirm or revise EPA's current acreage estimates by state: 1. North Carolina 38,745 acres 2. Louisiana 17,000 3. Mississippi 13,492 4. California 10,000 5. Texas 6. Others? Please respond to me by Wednesday August 30. Thank you in advance! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Best regards, Teung Soybean Rust Info http://www.usda.gov/soybeanrust/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Teung F. Chin, Ph.D. Biological Scientist Office of Pest Management Policy Agricultural Research Service United States Department of Agriculture LOCATED AT: USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service 4700 River Road, Unit 149 (Room 3D-06.8) Riverdale, MD 20737-1237 Phone (301) 734-8943 Fax (301) 734-5992 Teung.F.Chin@usda.gov http://www.ars.usda.gov/opmp

Responses
Responder: Darrell Hensley
State: KY
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response: No interest from Kentucky = rbessin@uky.edu

Responder: Ken Sorensen
State: NC
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Response: There is little use for Temik on sweetpotatoes for insect control. Most if not all processors will not accept the use of temik. We still have Lorsban and Capture for insect control. Temik was good for nematodes. Kenneth A. Sorensen Professor Emeritus Department of Entomology North Carolina State University

Responder: Abner Hammond
State: LA
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Response: We have about 500 acres or less in Louisiana that are treated with Aldicarb, preplant for nematode control. The row is opened and a band of Aldicarb is put in the row and covered. All this takes place in one operation. We have about 17,000 acres this year so we really don' use much Aldicarb. We do have nematodes and some growers use Telone and another registered material. Abner Hammond Department of Entomology Louisiana State University

Responder: Chris Clark
State: LA
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Response: To my knowledge, there is not a systematic recording of pesticides used on sweetpotato in Louisiana. The best approximation is the limited data set from our RAMP activities. For the past 3 years, we have collected information on pesticides used in each of two fields for each of 10-12 growers. Temik has only been listed once, this year. One of our cooperating growers is using it this year on some of his 300 acres to try and manage the effects of reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis). I have been told of one other grower that has used Temik. I cannot give a very precise answer, but it is obvious that Temik is used on a very small percentage of sweetpotato acreage in Louisiana. Chris Clark Louisiana State University

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: VI
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Response: See comments from FL.

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: PR
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Response: See comments from FL.

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: FL
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2006
Response: Most sweet potato in FL is grown in southern Florida. These calcareous soils (similar to soils in the Caribbean)are basic in nature which reduces the efficacy of aldicarb. Consequently, Temik is not used in sweet potato production in Florida.

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