EPA approves Meymik aldicarb pesticide registration

The U.S. EPA approved Meymik15G aldicarb granular pesticide for use on cotton, peanuts, sugar beets, dry beans, sweet potatoes, and soybeans to control certain nematodes, insects and mites.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved AgLogic L.L.C’s registration of Meymik 15G, aldicarb pesticide, effective Dec. 22nd 2011.

The registration will ensure continued availability of aldicarb, as a valuable crop production tool, for pest control use on registered crops, although there are questions about product availability for the coming season.

The U.S. EPA approved Meymik15G aldicarb granular pesticide for use on cotton, peanuts, sugar beets, dry beans, sweet potatoes, and soybeans to control certain nematodes, insects and mites.

In public comment requested by EPA, producers and grower organizations concerned about the loss of crop productivity, strongly supported responsible and continued use of aldicarb, as an incomparable, and highly effective tool for the control of devastating plant pests.

In one such comment, The National Cotton Council, estimated the value of aldicarb to U.S. cotton growers in 2011, would have exceeded $800 million, if just 25 percent of all planted U.S. cotton acres were treated.

There is no single alternative product comparable to aldicarb, which can enable growers to control nematodes, mites and insects from a single at-plant or early season application.

Very often the use of aldicarb can significantly increase yield and crop quality. Over 40 years of research and use have demonstrated that aldicarb provides systemic residual control, of more than 75 species of insects and mites, and at least 40 species of plant- parasitic nematodes.

Soil incorporation of aldicarb granules, usually replaces the need for fumigants, and many foliar-applied insecticide sprays, thereby preventing disruption of the establishment of beneficial arthropods and other non-target species making it an ideal tool for integrated pest management.

Additionally, soil incorporation of aldicarb minimizes the potential for off-site damage, and other adverse effects including unwanted pesticide spray drift on to non-target crops, and surface water bodies, that can potentially be associated with the use of alternative pesticide spray programs.

AgLogic LLC is committed to the careful stewardship, proper handling and responsible use of Meymik 15 G, through continuing user education, applicator certification and proactive training at all levels of the channel.

And, since Meymik 15 G is a restricted use pesticide, it is ONLY available for purchase and use by certified professional pesticide applicators and not the general public.

Through the registration process, EPA has determined that when used responsibly and in strict accordance with label directions, Meymik 15 G will not result in unreasonable adverse effects. It is therefore essential that all label restrictions be strictly followed.

Additional information about MEY Corporation and the company’s products can be found at http://www.meycorp.com.

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