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Section 18 Exemption Granted for use of TOPGUARD® Fungicide to Control Cotton Root Rot in Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas

 

ARIZONA Cotton Grower Information

 

Arizona cotton growers have been granted a Section 18 exemption by the Environmental Protection Agency to use TOPGUARD® Fungicide for controlling cotton root rot in cotton. In Arizona, this exemption is effective April 14, 2014 and expires on June 15, 2014 and growers must fill out an application for a Section 18 permit. The application is available for download here.

 

Anyone applying TOPGUARD for cotton root rot must have a copy of the TOPGUARD Fungicide Section 18 Exemption label for Arizona on hand during application.

 

Please review the label or this fact sheet for correct application rates and further application directions. Learn more about how TOPGUARD controls cotton root rot; how to correctly apply TOPGUARD; and hear from cotton growers who have had success with TOPGUARD.


OKLAHOMA Cotton Grower Information

 

Oklahoma cotton growers have been granted a Section 18 exemption by the Environmental Protection Agency to use TOPGUARD® Fungicide for controlling cotton root rot in cotton. In Oklahoma, this exemption is effective April 14, 2014 and expires on June 30, 2014. The EPA letter to the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture is available for download here.

 

Anyone applying TOPGUARD for cotton root rot must have a copy of the TOPGUARD Fungicide Section 18 Exemption label for Oklahoma on hand during application.

 

Please review the label or this fact sheet for correct application rates and further application directions. Learn more about how TOPGUARD controls cotton root rot; how to correctly apply TOPGUARD; and hear from cotton growers who have had success with TOPGUARD.


TEXAS Cotton Grower Information

 

Texas cotton growers have again been granted a Section 18 exemption by the Environmental Protection Agency to use TOPGUARD® Fungicide for controlling cotton root rot in cotton. This exemption is effective February 1, 2014 and expires on June 30, 2014. The EPA letter to the Texas Dept. of Agriculture is available for download here.

 

Anyone applying TOPGUARD for cotton root rot must have a copy of the TOPGUARD Fungicide Section 18 Exemption label for Texas on hand during application.

 

Please review the label or this fact sheet for correct application rates and further application directions. Learn more about how TOPGUARD controls cotton root rot; how to correctly apply TOPGUARD; and hear from cotton growers who have had success with TOPGUARD.


Keys to Success in Controlling Cotton Root Rot

 

TOPGUARD, with the active ingredient flutriafol, provides the only known control of cotton root rot caused by Phymatorichum omnivorum on cotton. Growers should use TOPGUARD in their cotton fields known to have a history of the disease. The fungicide may be applied by ground equipment at planting either as a T-Band application or Modified In-Furrow.

 

For T-Band: Apply TOPGUARD in a concentrated 3-4 inch wide band at planting perpendicular to row direction after furrow opening and seed placement, but prior to furrow closure with press wheel.

 

For Modified In-Furrow: Apply TOPGUARD using a splitter/Y shaped application mechanism or seed firmer that directs the product on the sides of the seed furrow and not in direct contact with the seed.

 

Labeled Crops/Use Sites: Cotton

 

States Included in Section 18 Exemption: AZ, OK, TX

 

 

Always read and follow label directions. TOPGUARD is a registered trademark of Cheminova, Inc.


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