Friday, February 27, 2015

Transform (Sulfoxaflor) Section 18 Approved for Sugarcane Aphid Control

Dale R. Scott, Coordinator for Pesticide Product Evaluation and Registration, Texas Department of Agriculture, has just announced that a Section 18 Emergency Exemption has been issued for Transform (sulfoxaflor) for control of sugarcane aphids in Texas. The Section 18 Emergency Exemption became effective yesterday, February 26, 2015 and will expire on October 31, 2015. Several other states received the same authorization today as well.

The authorization letter and Section 18 label have not been posted on the TDA website yet, but we will link to the documents when they are available. 

The highlights of the Section 18 label are these:

  • Use rate: 0.75 - 1.5 oz.
  • Maximum number of applications: 2 (and not to exceed 3.0 oz of Transform per year).
  • Minimum treatment interval: Do not make applications less than 14 days apart.
  • Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 14 days of grain or straw harvest or within 7 days of grazing.
  • Restricted entry interval (REI): 24 hours. 

Section 18s are a lot of work to get approved and we would like to thank Dale for all of his efforts on behalf of Texas sorghum growers.