No. 13 Article 1/June 19, 2009

EPA Revokes All Tolerances for Carbofuran--Labeled Uses May Continue Throughout 2009

This information is an addendum to the article published last week in the Bulletin (issue 12, June 10) regarding carbofuran. Although the revocation of tolerances for carbofuran will be effective on August 13, 2009, distributors and retailers may continue to sell carbofuran and farmers may use the insecticide according to label instructions until December 31, 2009. Crops treated with carbofuran after January 1, 2010, cannot enter the marketplace. FMC intends to challenge the EPA's revocation of tolerances for carbofuran.

For additional information about the ruling, please review the Federal Register article.--Mike Gray

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