U.S. EPA Pulls Agricultural Pesticide ProductsPosted on Nov 30, 2015 in Main
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.
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 [email protected].
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