U.S. EPA Pulls Agricultural Pesticide Products

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Main

NR15-14
Nov. 30, 2015

HONOLULU –  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered all pesticide products containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor to be prohibited from sale as of Nov. 12, 2015.  Some of these pesticides are sold and used in Hawaii.

Hawaii products

Effective immediately, all pesticides licenses for sulfoxaflor-containing products have been cancelled in the state of Hawaii.  These include:

  • Closer SC (EPA Reg. No. 62719-623)
  • Sequoia (EPA Reg. No. 62719-623)
  • Transform WG (EPA Reg. No. 62719-625)
  • Xxpire WG (EPA Reg. No. 62719-676)
  • Seeker (EPA Reg. No. 62719-677)

No sale or distribution

The order prohibits the sale of sulfoxaflor-containing products beginning November 12, 2015.  Dealers, distributors, and retailers with existing stocks of these products may not legally sell or give away product. Sulfoxaflor products may only be distributed to facilitate return to the manufacturer or for proper disposal or lawful export.

Use of sulfoxaflor products after cancellation date of November 12, 2015

Growers with sulfoxaflor-containing product may continue to use products according the directions on the container labels until stocks are exhausted.

The full EPA order may be viewed at: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/sulfoxaflor-final-cancellation-order

For more information, contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Pesticides Branch Registration & Technical Review Unit at 808-973-9415 or hdoapestreg@hawaii.gov.

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