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Request ID: 177
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Aug 28, 2007
Request: Note the following request from Al Jennings of the USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy for comments on EPA's analysis of methomyl use of grapes. Please circulate to the experts in your respective states/territories and submit any responses to the Southern Region IPM Center Information Requests Monitoring System by Friday, September 7, 2007. Thanks. Steve Toth ----------------------------------------------------- Attached is an EPA analysis of methomyl use on grapes. EPA would like our comments by Friday, September 7. Please send me any comments you have by that date. Thanks, Allen L. Jennings, Ph.D. Director, Office of Pest Management Policy USDA 202-720-5375 allen.jennings@usda.gov

Responses
Responder: Frank Hale
State: TN
Date Requested: Aug 29, 2007
Response: I attached the file with some minor chages in the test for your consideration in which I used track changes. I noticed that the document did not include information from the Southeast although we do have many of the same pests and problems associated with the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and California. I noticed that while leafhoppers were discussed, there was no mention of the sharpshooters and the vectoring of Pierces disease that has to be the biggest threat to grape production. I do not know if methomyl is used any for sharpshooter control in the west.
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Responder: Douglas Pfeiffer
State: VA
Date Requested: Aug 29, 2007
Response: Little Lannate (methomyl) is used on grapevines in Virginia (negligible amounts). There are safer materials to use for the target pests. There should be little economic impact with the loss of this material.

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: FL
Date Requested: Sep 04, 2007
Response: We have serveral frowers that use Lannate in grapes in Florida. However, the Extension specialist for this crop believes that cost-efficient alternatives exist for Florida grape/Lannate pests.

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: FL
Date Requested: Sep 04, 2007
Response: We have several growers that use Lannate in grapes in Florida. However, the Extension specialist for this crop believes that cost-efficient alternatives exist for Florida grape/Lannate pests.

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: VI
Date Requested: Sep 04, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: PR
Date Requested: Sep 04, 2007
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

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