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Request ID: 183
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Feb 16, 2008
Request: Note the following request for information on malathion use on gooseberries. Please send any responses to the Southern Region IPM Center Information Requests Monitoring System and I will forward them to Teung Chin. Steve Toth ---------------------- Paul: I am providing a link to the New York State crop profile for gooseberries in response to Cheminova's request for information on the use of malathion on this crop The crop profile states that Malathion 5 EC (qt) is applied per acre. PHI = 3 days; REI = 12 hours to control Japanese beetles, chafers, mites and fruitworms. http://cipm.ncsu.edu/cropprofiles/docs/nygooseberries.html http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/gooseberry.html I am also copying the four regional IPM Centers and the California Rare Crop Growers and inviting them to further describe further as to how malathion is used for this crop. EPA and Cheminova are completing final label changes so any additional benefits feedback is desired by the end of this week if at all possible. (See attached 2/11/08 Cheminova email). Thank you! Teung Chin http://www.crfg.org/pubs/fl/commonAC.html COMMON NAME GENUS FAMILY Abyssinian Gooseberry Dovyalis abyssinica Flacourtiaceae Chinese Egg Gooseberry Actinidia rubricallus Actinidiaceae Chinese Gooseberry Actinidia deliciosa Actinidiaceae Barbados Gooseberry Patinoa almirajo Bombacaceae Barbados Gooseberry Pereskia aculeata Cactaceae Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Best regards, Teung ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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-06.29) Riverdale, MD 20737-1237 Phone (301) 734-8943 Fax (301) 734-5992 Teung.F.Chin@usda.gov http://www.ars.usda.gov/opmp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Paul Whatling, Washington" 02/11/2008 03:35 PM To cc Subject FW: Malathion uses Hi Teung Below are Cheminova’s proposed comments to EPA concerning our intentions about supporting certain uses of malathion that were not fully addressed in the RED. EPA wants us to finalize our decsions this week, therefore, we need USDA to identify any critical uses that should be reconsidered. We appreciate your help with this task. Best regards, Paul Whatling Senior Manager of Regulatory Science Cheminova, Inc. 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700 Arlington, VA 22209 Office phone: 703-373-8883 (ext 1) Mobile phone: 202-271-0074 paul.whatling@cheminova.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Proposed Cheminova Response to EPA: 1. Ships, Containers and surrounding areas Cheminova had previously made a decision not to support these uses. Our decision was based on the potential need for additional data requirements as well as risk assessment considerations. Cheminova is not aware that malathion is of critical importance for these uses; therefore, we do not intend to reconsider our decision. 2. Cereal processing plants, commercial and industrial uses for baffed flour and commercial storage/warehouses premises Cheminova is concerned that these are indoor uses that may trigger further inhalation toxicity and exposure data requirements. For these reasons, we have previously made a decision not to support these uses. Cheminova is not aware that malathion is of critical importance for these uses; therefore, we do not intend to reconsider our decision. 3. Forest trees Cheminova has prevously decided that it will not support the continued use of malathion on forest trees. Our decision is based on the need for further data requirements and to refine risk assessments. Cheminova is not aware of any critical use of malathion for forestry uses, therefore, we do not intend to reconsider our decision. Note that EPA has clarified that the current uses on pine seed orchards, poplar plantations, cottonwood plantations and Christmas tree plantations are ”terrestrial non-food uses”, rather than ”Forestry” uses. Cheminova will continue to support the use of malathion on the labeled terrestrial non-food uses (but not forestry uses). 3. Apples, almonds, gooseberry, peanuts, plum/prune, quince, post-harvest rice, soybean and sugar beets. Cheminova has made a decision to continue to support these uses. Therefore, we currently intend to generate the required data to support these uses. We would appreciate any help that USDA can provide to identy the use pattern needs by growers. 4. Citrus (post-harvest, dried pulp), cowpea, cranberry, dried peas (including pea vines), filberts, flax, lentils, safflower, sunflower, and tobacco. Cheminova previously decised that it will not generate the residue data needed to support the continued use of malathion on these crops. Cheminova is not aware that malathion is of critical importance for these uses; therefore, we do not intend to reconsider our decision. USDA should let us know if it intends to generate the required data. 5. Grape, post-harvest: this is for raisins; specifically "malathion use for the control of insects during the drying of grapes (raisins)" Cheminova had previously decided not to support a post-harvest use of malathion on grapes (raisins) because EPA wanted residue data on raisins and also on the formation of malaoxon on raisin drying trays. Cheminova is not aware that malathion is of critical importance for this use; therefore, we do not intend to reconsider our decision. USDA should let us know if it intends to generate the data to support this use.

Responses
Responder: Mark Matocha
State: TX
Date Requested: Feb 18, 2008
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: FL
Date Requested: Feb 19, 2008
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: VI
Date Requested: Feb 19, 2008
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Mark Mossler
State: PR
Date Requested: Feb 19, 2008
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

Responder: Robert (Bob) Bellinger
State: SC
Date Requested: Feb 21, 2008
Response: I am told we have no uses, needs here. Malathion not used in this sites; malation said to be "useless".

Responder: Holly Gatton
State: VA
Date Requested: Feb 25, 2008
Response: Our fruit expert, Doug Pfeiffer, says that although malathion is registered for use on gooseberries in Virginia, not enough of them are grown to warrant concern about this usage being lost.

Responder: Charles Luper
State: OK
Date Requested: Feb 27, 2008
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response: Gooseberries are not really grown in Oklahoma and this is not important to our State.

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