Denied: No Counter for Georgia cotton in ’15

Denied: No Counter for Georgia cotton in ’15

Environmental Protection Agency has denied Georgia's request to use Counter 20G on Georgia cotton. It is still legal on field corn, though. 

I received official word from the Georgia Department of Agriculture that the Environmental Protection Agency has denied our request to use Counter 20G on cotton. It is still legal on field corn, though. 

The reason given (for the denial) basically says that use on cotton would exceed the appropriate amount for the ‘risk cup’ for terbufos (active ingredient) in the state. So, I am disappointed with this decision but I truly appreciate the efforts of Commissioner Gary Black, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Richey Seaton and the Georgia Cotton Commission, Cotton, Inc., and also AMVAC for their efforts to provide cotton growers in Georgia with a tool to manage nematodes.

However we must respect the decision by the EPA.  To be very clear, Counter 20G applied to cotton in 2015 is an illegal application.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish