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Request ID: 86
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Sep 10, 2004
Request: The following information request was received from Wilfred Burr, USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy. Please forward to those in your state(s) and forward their responses to me. I will forward the responses from the Southern Region to Wilfred and EPA. Thanks. Steve Toth Southern Region IPM Center ---------------------------------------------------- EPA is now in the mitigation phase with cycloate. The following questions are being asked by Tom Myers and Carmen Rodia. Please forward these to anyone who may have answers or concerns. Send any responses to Tom Myers at Myers.tom@epamail.epa.gov , Carmen Rodia at Rodia.Carmen@epamail.epa.gov and please cc me so I know what has been shared. Wilfred Cycloate worker risk mitigation questions: As Carmen mentioned to you in previous discussions, there are identified worker risk concerns for cycloate and we are now formulating worker risk mitigation options for cycloate and we need some additional information from the red beet, spinach and sugar beet growers. The information that we need is as follows: Question 1. What is the typical/average size of a sugarbeet, table beet, and/or spinach fields in your state? Please provide a range of field sizes from smallest to largest. Question 2. Do growers/applicators use a closed mixing and loading system for chemigation application of liquid cycloate? What is the typical number of acres treated per day for this application method? Question 3. Do growers/applicators use a closed mixing and loading system for impregnation of liquid cycloate formulations onto dry bulk fertilizer? What is the typical equipment used? What is the typical number of acres treated per day for this application method? Question 4. Are growers/applicators applying the cycloate impregnated dry bulk fertilizer with enclosed tractor/sprayer cabs? Question 5. What would be the impact on growers in your company if the chemigation and/or impregnated dry bulk fertilizer application methods for cycloate were no longer available for use on these three crops? Question 6 What is the typical and maximum application rate for these three crops? Thanks for your help. Tom and Carmen

Responses
Responder: Steve Little
State:
Date Requested:
Response: Question #1-We just grow spinach. The average field size is 30 acres and ranges from 10 to 40 acres. Question #2-We do not apply through chemigation. Question #3-We do not impregnate on fertilizer. Question #4-n/a Question #5-n/a Question #6-1.5 quart/acre

Responder: Robet (Bob) Belinger
State: SC
Date Requested: May 10, 2005
Not Important/Relevant to my state(s)
Response:

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