E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Crop Protection, issued a FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) Section 2 (ee) recommendation for application of Asana XL for control of the soybean aphid in soybeans. The label is effective in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The rate of application of Asana XL for control of soybean aphids is 5.8 to 9.6 oz of product per acre (0.03 to 0.05 lb a.i. per acre). Following are some restrictions:
- Do not feed or graze livestock on treated fields.
- Do not apply more than 0.2 lb a.i. per acre per season.
- Do not apply within 21 days of harvest.
Use of Asana XL is restricted for certified applicators.--Kevin Steffey