Update on Avipel Section 18 for Bird Management in Field Corn

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist; jwhalen@udel.edu

Many of you have probably read in the Delmarva Farmer about Virginia’s submission to EPA for a Section 18 (emergency use label) for a seed treatment for bird management in field corn. Just so you are aware, Delaware has also submitted for this emergency use label and Maryland is in the process of submitting. The Section 18 application for the use of Avipel in Virginia was recently returned for lack of sufficient economic justification for the emergency use. More information is available in the recent Virginia Ag Pest Advisory (http://www.sripmc.org/Virginia/). We will let you know more when we hear from EPA about our Delaware submission.

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