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Request ID: 165
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Request: Please note the following request for information on the interest in retaining the use of malathion on sugarbeets via IR-4. Please respond to the Southern Region IPM Center's Information Request Monitoring System or directly to IR-4 as instructed below (also copy us for we can document your response). Thanks. Steve Toth ---------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Agricultural Colleagues: As you probably know, malathion is near the end of the reregistration process. As a result, the primary chemical manufacturer of malathion, Cheminova, has decided to not support the use of malathion for use on sugarbeets because the cost for generating the residue chemistry to support the use was not supportable from sales for sugarbeet use. If sugarbeet growers would like to retain the use of malathion, there is an option available via the IR-4 Program. Go to the IR-4 home page at: http://ir4.rutgers.edu/ Go to "Submit a Request" on the front page, Click on "Food Crops" to access the "IR-4 Minor Use Project Clearance Request Form." Because of limited resources, the IR-4 program will assign a priority level for sugarbeet use. Grower or Extension Service feedback from a number of states will be helpful in determining the importance of this use. Final IR-4 project ranking decisions are made during the annual fall Food Use Workshop. Participation by sugarbeet growers or reps would be beneficial for this annual meeting. If you have any questions on the IR-4 process, you may contact Keith Dorschner at (732) 932-9575 Extension 4615. For questions on the malathion reregistration decision, please feel free to contact myself. If malathion use on sugarbeets remains unsupported, EPA will issue a Federal Register Notice to this effect in the months ahead soliciting interest in supporting the registration. If there is no expressed support at that time, normally EPA will issue another Federal Register Notice announcing the voluntary cancellation of this use and existing stocks of malathion products with sugarbeets on the label would be permitted to be used until supplies are depleted. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Please also copy me as well on any correspondence sent to the IR-4 program. 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: Mark Mossler
State: FL
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: VI
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: PR
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Ples Spradley
State: AR
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mike Weaver
State: VA
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response: I am not aware of any sugar beets being grown in Virginia.

Responder: Mary Grodner
State: LA
Date Requested: Dec 01, 2006
Response: To the best of my knowledge, we do not grow sugarbeets in LA, sugarcane yes but sugarbeets no. Mary Grodner

Responder: Paul Guillebeau
State: GA
Date Requested: Dec 07, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Charles Luper
State: OK
Date Requested: Dec 12, 2006
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response: Sugarbeets are not grown in Oklahoma.

Responder: Bob Bellinger
State: SC
Date Requested: Jan 12, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

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