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TRAC 5/27/98

Staff Background Paper # 2.3

Registration Activities In The Office of Pesticide Programs

Updated as of: 18 May 1998

New Active Ingredient Decisions in FY98

Chemical Use Pesticide Type Month of Decision
Cloransulam-methyl Soybean Herbicide October 1997
Mono & dipotassium salts of phosphorous acid Turf, ornamentals, and bedding plants Fungicide


November 1997
Pyrimethanil Imported Wine Grapes Fungicide December 1997
Gamma aminobutryic acid Field, vegetables, and ornamentals Plant Growth Regulator


January 1998
L-Glutamic acid Field, vegetables, and ornamentals Plant Growth Regulator


January 1998
Fish Oil Ornamentals Repellent


March 1998
Imiprothrin Indoor, non-food Insecticide March 1998
Kaolin All agricultural crops Repellent, Insecticide,

Fungicide, Bactericide


March 1998
Flufenacet Corn, Soybean Herbicide April 1998
Cyprodinil Stone Fruit, Pome Fruit, Grape, Almond Fungicide


April 1998
Cymoxanil Potatoes Fungicide April 1998
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Non-food greenhouses and interiorscapes Insecticide


April 1998
Canola oil 42 food crops plus ornamentals Insecticide


April 1998
Cry9C protein (from a Bt) Field corn as feed Insecticide


April 1998

Summary: 8 Biopesticides/Plant Pesticides

6 Conventional Pesticides

4 Food Use Tolerance Exemptions for Biopesticides

9 Food Use Tolerances for Conventional Pesticides

25 Commodities associated with the Food Use Tolerances

New Uses Decisions in FY98: (Chart Does Not List Specific Antimicrobial Actions)


# of Food Commodities  

Pesticide Type
Month of Registration
Fludioxonil Potatoes 1 Fungicide (Reduced-Risk) October 1997
Fipronil Corn 1 Insecticide November 1997
Cryolite Potatoes 1 Insecticide November 1997
Ampelomyces quisqualis Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Ornamentals 48 Fungicide (Biopesticide) November 1997
Gliocladiura virens Ornamentals 0 Fungicide (Biopesticide) November 1997
Diflubenzuron Termite bait station 0 Insecticide (Reduced-Risk) January 1998
Lambda-cyhalothrin Alfalfa, Brassica, Head Lettuce 19 Insecticide February 1998
Bensulfuron-methyl Rice 1 Herbicide February 1998
Hydrogen peroxide Ornamentals and Turf 0 Fungicide (Biopesticide) February 1998
Bt-11 Sweet Corn 1 Insecticide (Biopesticide) February 1998
Imidacloprid Pecan 1 Insecticide March 1998
Iron phosphate Nectarine, Seed Crops, and Container nurseries 1 Molluscicide (Biopesticide) March 1998
Bt corn - 176 Popcorn 1 Insecticide (Biopesticide) March 1998
Pseudomonas fluorescens A 506 Blueberry, Apricot 2 Fungicide (Biopesticide) March 1998
Rimsulfuron Tomato 1 Herbicide April 1998
Clethodim Alfalfa, Dry Bean, Peanut, Tomato 4 Herbicide April 1998
Prometryn Carrot 1 Herbicide April 1998
Spinosad Fruiting Vegetables, Apple, Cole Crops, Almonds, Citrus, Leafy Vegetables 64 Insecticide April 1998
Fenoxaprop-ethyl Barley 1 Herbicide April 1998
Esfenvalerate Head Lettuce, Sorghum, Sugarbeets 3 Insecticide April 1998
Myclobutanil Banana 1 Fungicide May 1998
Methyl salicylate Food/feed packaging materials All Insecticide/Repellant


May 1998

Summary: 14 Conventional Pesticides

24 Food Use Tolerances for Conventional Pesticides

99 Commodities associated with these Food Use Tolerances

8 Biopesticide/Plant Pesticide New Uses

53 Individual New Food Commodities Associated with Existing Tolerance Exemptions for Biopesticides

1 New Tolerance Exemption for Biopesticides

9 Antimicrobial New Uses (3 industrial preservatives, 2 manufacturing uses, 1 wood preservative)

Tolerances Renewed in FY98

Chemical Use # of Commodities Pesticide Type Month of Registration
Pyrithiobac-Sodium Cotton 1 Herbicide October 1997
Bifenthrin Corn, Cotton, Hops, Strawberries Insecticide November 1997
Cyfluthrin Alfalfa, Carrots, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Peppers, Radishes,

Sorghum, Sugarcane, Sunflowers, Tomatoes

22 Insecticide November 1997
Cypermethrin Brassica, Cotton, Lettuce, Onions, Pecans 21 Insecticide November 1997
Esfenvalerate Cotton 1 Insecticide November 1997
Fenpropathrin Cotton, Peanuts, Strawberries, Tomatoes 4 Insecticide November 1997
Lambda-cyhalothrin Broccoli, Cabbage, Corn, Cotton, Garlic, Lettuce, Onion,

Peanuts, Rice, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflowers, Tomatoes, Wheat

14 Insecticide November 1997
Tefluthrin Corn 1

Insecticide November 1997
Tralomethrin Broccoli, Cotton, Food Handling, Lettuce, Soybean, Sunflower 5 Insecticide November 1997
Fenoxaprop-ethyl Wheat 1 Herbicide January 1998
Imidacloprid Sorghum 1 Insecticide March 1998
Cotton Herbicide May 1998

Summary: 12 Chemicals

49 Renewed Food Use Tolerances

76 Commodities associated with the Renewed Food Use Tolerances

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