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carbaryl (Sevin) Cancellation of Usage 8/91

TO:  STATE EXTENSION SERVICE PESTICIDE COORDINATORS
     STATE NAPIAP LIAISONS, COMMODITY GROUPS, MEDIA
     STATE PESTICIDE REGULATORY OFFICIALS

RE:  PESTICIDE USES DROPPED - CARBARYL INSECTICIDE

Ladies and Gentlemen:

     The National Agricultural Chemicals Association is cooperating with a
USDA Minor Use Task Force to inform minor crop producers and other interested
parties about pending cancellations of pesticide registrations.  Please
transmit this information as quickly as possible to your contacts in commodity
organizations, grower groups, and others who may be affected.

     Rhone-Poulenc Ag. Company has decided not to support uses of carbaryl
insecticide (Sevin) on onions (Rhone-Poulenc Sevin products are not registered
for this use), chestnuts, maple trees (for sap production), prickly Pear
cactus, and oysters.  This action is based on the burden of data requirements
specified in the Registration Standard Data Call-in issued in June 1991.  The
changes will most likely occur on product labels issued in 1992.  All other
crop and non-crop uses for which carbaryl is now registered will be supported.

     Due to extensive testing requirements for individual carbaryl
formulation, however, additional crops may be dropped from individual carbaryl
formulation labels while being maintained on others, and some entire
formulations may be dropped.  Rhone-Poulenc expects to make these decisions
regarding formulations sometime in 1992.

     For questions regarding these carbaryl uses, contact Dr. Larry Hodges,
Registration Manager, Rhone-Poulenc Ag. Company, P.O. Box 12014, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27709 (tel. 919-549-2870, fax 919-549-2545).  Toll-free
telephone lines are also maintained by the USDA National Pesticide Impact
Assessment Program (800-262-0216) and the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
(800-552-8879) to provide information on support for minor use pesticide
registrations.

P.S. Please respond to me by fax if you do not want to receive these notices,
or if they should be addressed to someone else.

SOURCE:
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Ray S. McAllister
Director, Regulatory Affairs
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ASSOCIATION
1155 - 15th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel. 202/296-1585  fax 202/43-0474

AUGUST 6, 1991