No. 4 Article 5/April 20, 2007

Section 18 Emergency Exemptions Approved for Folicur and Orius Fungicides on Wheat in Illinois

Folicur (Bayer CropScience) and Orius (Makhteshim Agan) fungicides received approval on April 13 from U.S. EPA for use on wheat as a section 18 emergency exemption for control of Fusarium head blight (scab). Both Folicur and Orius contain the active ingredient tebuconazole, and their use rate is 4 fl oz/A. This exemption is for the use of the products on wheat in Illinois for control of Fusarium head blight only, and the exemption expires June 20, 2007. Look for more information about Fusarium head blight in next week's issue.--Carl A. Bradley

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