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Thiobencarb Monitoring Schedule

Weekly monitoring will start at all sites tomorrow, May 7. We increase monitoring around the Memorial Day holiday weekend with the program continuing into July.

Please reference the thiobencarb waterhold chart in communication when making irrigation decisions. The Department of Pesticide Regulation provides waterholding information in the Rice Pesticides Water Management Requirements Summary (pdf) and the table we created of waterhold, pre-harvest interval and restricted entry interval for rice pesticide (pdf). Please note, the table does not supersede the label instructions and county permit conditions.

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Thiobencarb monitoring results update

Thiobencarb monitoring results update

The monitoring results have been non-detect from June 13 to June 25. Detections were observed up to June 13, with eight exceedances of the performance goal in the drains. Fortunately, the trace amounts found at the city drinking water intakes were below the laboratory maximum residue limit. We will conclude the thiobencarb monitoring on July 16.