Rally and Nova Can Be Used to Control Soybean Rust

Texas Department of Agriculture secures specific exemption for use on legumes.

Published on: Aug 17, 2006

The Texas Department of Agriculture has been granted approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue a Section 18 specific exemption allowing use of myclobutanil, formulated as Rally 40W and Nova 40W, on legume vegetables. This covers crop groups 6 and 7, which include pinto beans, snap beans, cowpeas and black-eyed peas, to control soybean rust and the pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi.

Rally 40W and Nova 40W, both manufactured by Dow AgroSciences, may be applied following directions, restrictions and precautions on the EPA-registered product label, as well as restrictions within the exemption notice. The exemption expires May 31, 2009.

For more, contact your county Texas Cooperative Extension office or TDA at (512) 463-7544. A copy of the approved notice is located on the TDA Web site at www.agr.state.tx.us. (Pesticide/Section 18 Exemptions)