Vydate Registration Review; EPA Accepting Comments

David Owens, Extension Entomologist, owensd@udel.edu

EPA is accepting comments to oxamyl (Vydate) registration review, docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0028. You can find it by following this link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0028 or by searching regulations.gov with the docket number above. In short, they are proposing reducing applications to 4 per season, removing aerial and airblast applications, and lengthening REIs to 3 days for all cucurbits, 4 days for potato, and 5 days for onion. Maximum application rates would be 1 lb a.i./acre. Application equipment cannot be greater than 2 feet above canopy. EPA is proposing to remove vydate from celery, eggplant, peanut, tobacco, tomato, and orchard uses. If these proposed changes impact your farming operation, please let me know and use the link to comment and provide EPA feedback. The comment period closes October 9.