Denim may be applied using ground or aerial equipment at a rate of 0.0075 to 0.01 pound of active ingredient or 6 to8 ounces of product per acre. Growers should not make more than three applications or make them fewer than five days apart. The total amount of Denim that may be used in 2002 is 24 ounces of product per acre.

The emergency exemption includes a requirement that farmers must avoid contamination of water, whether from drift or runoff, “to protect aquatic organisms from potential harm.” Denim may not be applied to areas less than 100 feet from permanent natural bodies of surface water or reservoirs.

Denim is manufactured by Syngenta Crop Protection.

Growers may treat a maximum of 750,000 acres of cotton in Louisiana under this exemption, which will be administered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. A copy of the Section 18 label must in the grower’s possession at the time of application.

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