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EPA and manufacturers cancel use of methomyl on some crops

In response to EPA's evaluation of data showing risk from methomyl in drinking water, EPA and the manufacturers have agreed to cancel the use of the insecticide on some crops. The agreement cancels the use of methomyl on barley, oats, and rye, and limits its use on wheat to Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

It also reduces the number of applications allowed for celery, head lettuce, and peppers by 20% and reduces the seasonal maximum rate. It also cuts the number of applications to leaf lettuce, field corn, popcorn, and seed corn by as much as half, and adds label language for corn to change the timing of applications.

Click here to read more at www.epa.gov

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