propargite (Omite, Comite) Voluntary Cancellation 9/91
TO: STATE EXTENSION SERVICE PESTICIDE COORDINATORS, STATE NAPIAP LIAISONS,
COMMODITY ROUPS, MEDIA STATE PESTICIDE REGULATORY OFFICIALS
RE: PESTICIDE USES DROPPED - DICLORAN FUNGICIDE, PROPARGITE MITICIDE,
TERBACIL HERBICIDE, BENOMYL FUNGICIDE
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 contact in commodity
organizations, grower groups, and others who may be affected.
NOR-AM Chemical Company notified EPA on September 9, 1991 of its
intention to voluntarily cancel U.S. registrations of all products containing
the fungicide active ingredient dicloran (2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline; also
known as DCNA), citing the cost of reregistration data requirements. These
products EPA Registration numbers in parentheses) and respective crops (uses
vary among preharvest, postharvest, storage, etc.) are:
Botran 75W/75WDG Food crops: apricot, bean (snap), carrot, celery,
(45639-110) cherry (sweet), cucumber, endive, fennel (CA only),
garlic, grape, lettuce, nectarine, onion, peach,
plum/prune, potato, rhubarb, sweet potato, tomato.
Ornamentals: rose, hydrangea, chrysanthemum,
geranium, gladiolus, conifer nursery stock (CA only)
BOTRAN Technical (45639-128) Manufacturing use only.
BOTEC Peanut Seed Protectant peanut seed treatment
BOTRAN Dust formulations apricot, garlic, grapes, lettuce, onion, snap
4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15% bean, tomato, ornamentals
(45639-115, -109, -106,
-114, -112, -113)
For questions regarding this action, contact Kenneth W. Chisholm,
Registration Project Manager, NOR-AM Chemical Co., P.O. Box 7495, Wilmington,
DE 19803 (tel. 302-575-2039 fax 302-575-2013). A number of formulators and
third party registrants also sell products containing dicloran derived from
NOR-AM products which would be canceled effectively also. NOR-AM has asked
EPA for the standard one-year period to sell existing stocks of technical and
end-use products. However, most of the market for dicloran products is in
California, and a CA state registration that expires 12/31/91 would not likely
Uniroyal Chemical Co., Inc. notified EPA on 5/31/91 of its intent to
delete use in greenhouses on ornamentals from the product label for Ornamite
(EPA Registration number 400-426), containing the insecticide active
ingredient propargite, due to costs of specific reregistration data
requirements. Other uses of Ornamite on ornamentals will be retained,
including outdoor application to nurseries and fields. For further
information contact Mr. Fred Hageman, Registrations Manager, Uniroyal Chemical
Co., Inc., Bethany, CT 06524 (tel. 203-9-2163).
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. notified EPA on 9/5/91 that it plans to
voluntarily delete several uses from labels of fungicide products containing
the active ingredient benomyl, due to business considerations. Uses listed
below will be deleted from the indicated products;
Benlate Fungicide roses, flowers, ornamentals, bulbs, shade trees.
(352-354) Greenhouse uses, including hydroponic uses.
Dip treatments for pineapples and sugarcane.
Drench treatments for strawberry transplants.
Tersan Turf Fungicide all uses on roses flowers, ornamentals, shade trees
(352-357) and bulbs.
Du Pont also notified EPA in early September 1991 that it plans to delete
uses of Sinbar Herbicide (active ingredient terbacil) on strawberries and
citrus from the product label (EPA Reg. No. 352-317) due to business
All other currently registered uses of Benlate, Tersan, and Sinbar will
be supported by Du Pont. For further information on these changes for Du Pont
products, please contact Mr. Timothy R. Vaux, Business Manager for Specialty
Crops, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Co., Inc., P.O. Box 80038, Wilmington, DE
19880-0038 (tel. 302-992-6208 fax 302-992-2935).
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 pesticide
registrations for minor crop uses.
Ray S. McAllister
Director, Regulatory Affairs
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ASSOCIATION
1155 - 15th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel. 202/296-1585 fax 202/463-0474
SEPTEMBER 11, 1991