Industry News

Thiobencarb monitoring has begun

Thiobencarb monitoring has begun

CRC file photo.

Thiobencarb (Bolero/Abolish/League) is under strong scrutiny even as we face another drought. The product has been in non-compliance with exceedances in the drains for the last two years.

Monitoring began on our traditional date of the last Tuesday in April. We may add additional dates to the monitoring calendar in June and July to accommodate the sporadic start to planting.

Our main concern is the Memorial Day weekend, since the results spike at that time. We will monitor three days the week before the holiday weekend and two days the following week. The reason for three days in lieu of two is to coordinate with the assessment monitoring for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements.


More Industry News Stories

Rice receives project priority

With hard work and a good understanding of the regulatory process, the Commission was successful in gaining IR-4 priority for necessary research on an important armyworm insecticide. Typically thought of as a program only for ‘specialty crops’ the Commission successfully made the case that the minor use of this insecticide on California rice qualified the proposal for consideration.