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Request ID: 172
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Request: Note the following questions regarding ferbam use on grapes and cherries. Please check with the experts in your respective states and territories and submit any responses to the Southern Region IPM Center's Information Requests Monitoring System as soon as possible. The deadline is March 29, 2007 (Thursday), so there is not much time to respond. Steve Toth ----------------------------------------------------- Pesticide Information Request Active ingredient: Ferbam Crops: Cherries and Grapes Questions: Is ferbam being used on cherries and grapes? If so, would you like to see this registered use maintained? Respond to: Kent Smith, kent.smith@ars.usda.gov Deadline: March 29, 2007 Background information: EPA is finalizing tolerances on ferbam uses. They have asked us if these uses warrant further consideration. Kent L. Smith, Ph.D. Plant Pathologist USDA, ARS, AO Office of Pest Management Policy Washington, DC (202) 720-3186 kent.smith@ars.usda.gov

Responses
Responder: Henry Fadamiro
State: AL
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response: Alabama is not a major producer of cherries and grapes.

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: FL
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: VI
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: PR
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Donald Ferrin
State: LA
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Response: To my knowledge, ferbam is not being used on cherries or grapes in Louisiana.

Responder: Ples Spradley
State: AR
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Tony Wolf
State: VA
Date Requested: Mar 26, 2007
Response: There is currently minimal or NO use of Ferbam on grapes in Virginia because of the advent of newer materials that control other diseases than black rot. I am not aware of the usage on cherries.

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