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Intrepid® 2F section 18 approved for to control Armyworm

Intrepid® 2F section 18 approved for to control Armyworm

Intrepid® 2F is available to control armyworm in counties reporting loss: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties. Please contact our office immediately if armyworm damage is occurring in a county not listed on the section 18.

Pesticide uses authorized under the section 18 emergency exemption process are restricted materials with requirements as follows:

  • Contact the county agricultural commissioner’s office to add Intrepid® 2F to your pesticide permit
  • Obtain the section 18 label from the county agricultural commissioner
  • Remember to file pesticide use reports as further justification for an Intrepid® 2F section 18*
  • Intrepid® 2F has a 14-day pre-harvest interval (PHI), and a 7-day water holding requirement

We are very grateful to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Pesticide Regulation, Dow AgroSciences, Pest Control Advisers, rice growers, Farm Advisors, UC Davis, and county agricultural commissioner offices for support in getting the section 18 through the process.

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Thiobencarb monitoring results update

Thiobencarb monitoring results update

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