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EBDCs (General Information) Cancellations 2/92

                                               February 24, 1992


EBDCs (Mancozeb, Maneb, Nabam and Metiram)


     EPA has announced its final decision on the EBDC fungicides.  Eleven food 
crop uses have been canceled, while 45 food crop uses will be allowed under 
certain conditions.  In some cases, there will be lower rates of use, reduced 
applications, and/or longer preharvest intervals.  The manufacturers of EBDC 
fungicides are currently submitting revised labeling to EPA with the allowed 
uses and expect products with that labeling to be available in about a month.

CANCELED SITES:  apricots, carrots, celery, collards, mustard greens, 
nectarines, peaches, rhubarb, spinach, succulent beans, and turnips.

SITES ALLOWED   almonds, apples, asparagus, bananas, barley, broccoli, 
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cantaloupe, casaba melons, 
cauliflower, sweet corn, popcorn, field corn, cotton, crabapple, quince, 
cranberries, crenshaw melons, cucumbers, dry beans, eggplant, endive, fennel, 
caprifigs (nonfood use), kadota figs, grapes, honeydew melons, kale, kohlrabi, 
head and leaf lettuce, oats, green and dry bulb onions, papaya, peanuts, 
pears, pecans, peppers, pineapples (seedpieces), potatoes, pumpkins, rye, 
sugar beets, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, watermelon, and wheat.

                      For additional information contact:
                       Dr. Janet Ollinger
                       Chairperson, EBDC/ETU Task Force
                       215-592-3058  FAX #215-592-314