Post use of Halomax 75 cleared for dry beans

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a special local needs (SLN) registration to Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corp., giving North Dakota dry edible bean producers more flexibility in using Halomax 75 herbicide to control common ragweed.

“The current federal registration allows only preemergent applications to dry beans,” Goehring says. “This SLN registration allows postemergent application, giving growers more flexibility when weather does not allow applications prior to the plants’ emergence.”

The SLN labeling allows a single post-emergent, ground application of Halomax to dry beans at a rate of 0.5 to 0.67 ounce of product per acre in a minimum of 10 gallons of water. Application can be made only before bean flowering. Applicators must comply with all applicable directions, restrictions, and precautions on the SLN labeling and the EPA-registered label, and have a copy of the SLN labeling in their possession at the time of application.

Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act gives states the authority to register additional uses for federally registered pesticide products, or new products to meet special local needs. U.S. EPA reviews these registrations.

Goehring says the registration is similar to one issued earlier this year to Canyon Group LLC that allows Gowan Co. to sell Permit herbicide for postemergent application.

“Since Halomax 75 is very similar to Permit, this SLN registration will give dry bean growers another halosulfuron product option to meet this need,” Goehring says. “It also prevents a manufacturer from using an SLN registration to exclude competing products from the market.” 

The SLN registration expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Source: North Dakota Department of Agriculture

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This article published in the February, 2012 edition of DAKOTA FARMER.

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