Oct 19, 2016
Renewed registration issued for products containing sulfoxaflor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-established the registration of products containing sulfoxaflor (Isoclast Active), including Transform WG, Closer SC and Sequoia insecticides.

“U.S. growers have used Isoclast for four full years with excellent performance and no reported adverse effects,” said Phil Jost, Dow AgroSciences U.S. insecticides marketing leader. “This registration allows for uses on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes, tree nuts, lettuce and wheat. All previous Isoclast crop tolerances/MRLs remain in place.”

Dow AgroSciences brands affected by the re-established registration include Transform, Closer and Sequoia.

“Sequoia is a key product for insect management in leafy vegetables,” said John Palumbo, Extension entomologist, University of Arizona. “With the return of the registration, we are now able to control important sucking insect pests more effectively.”

Dow AgroSciences also continues to work with the EPA for expanded product use in other important crops, according to the company. Certain states are seeking FIFRA Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemption for crops not covered on this renewed label for Transform and other products containing Isoclast, and those efforts will continue at the states’ discretion, to address grower needs.

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