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Bifenthrin - 2ee Recommendation for the Use of Talstar to Control Cicadas 6/04

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials

Bureau of Pesticides Management
Pesticide Product Registration Section
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7257
Phone 518-402-8768     FAX 518-402-9024

June 4, 2004


Mr. Christopher Davis
FMC Corp., Ag. Products Group
1735 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Dear Mr. Davis:

Re: FIFRA 2(ee) Recommendation for the use of Talstar Nursery Flowable Insecticide/Miticide (EPA Reg. No. 279-3155) to control Cicadas on Ornamentals in Greenhouses, Lath Houses, Shade Houses and Outdoor Nurseries, including Nonbearing Fruit and Nut Trees

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has approved your FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation to add the target pest, Cicada, for the above-listed product on ornamentals in greenhouses, lath houses, shade houses and outdoor nurseries, including nonbearing fruit and nut trees.

    In lieu of submitting efficacy data, you stated that the pest, cicada, is currently listed on your pesticide product, Talstar One Multi-Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 279-3206). The percentage of active ingredient, bifenthrin, is the same on both products. The rate of application is slightly less for Talstar Nursery Flowable (ten to 20 oz/acre) than Talstar One (10.89 to 21.78 oz/acre). The slight difference in the application rate is not likely to alter the efficacy of the product.

    All restrictions and limitations on the label must be carefully followed. The use rate and timing must be identical to the New York State registered labels. Anyone treating ornamentals for control of cicadas must have the recommendation in their possession at the time of application.

    Enclosed is the stamped "accepted" copy of the recommendation as it is to appear in the Cornell Recommends. If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact Robin Hackett, of my staff, at (518) 402-8768.


Samuel J. Jackling
Pesticide Product Registration Section

cc: w/enc. - William Smith, Cornell University, PMEP
Robert Mungari, NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets