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Crisis Approval of Indar Fungicide for Mummy Berry

February 14, 2000

Oregon Receives Crisis Approval of Indar Fungicide for Mummy Berry Control

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has issued a Section 18 Emergency (Crisis) Exemption for the use of Indar 75 WSP (fenbuconazole) for control of Mummy Berry in blueberry. The Crisis Exemption took effect February 10. The exemption continues through May 31, 2000. Indar may be used only in the following counties: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill.

Distributors must provide a copy of the supplemental (Crisis) label to each purchaser of Indar, and the customer must completely fill out the “Section 18 Product Use Report Form” at the time of purchase. Make sure you fill out the Section 18 report form (it’s short) because this is the method by which EPA measures the actual need for a Section 18 request. If a Crisis Exemption is granted, but very little product is purchased for that purpose, EPA will take a harder look at the justification for future requests. Encourage your distributor to mail it in after you fill out the form.

Indar is especially effective in controlling the primary infection stage of Mummy Berry. Applications should begin at early green tip; subsequent applications should be made at 10- to 14-day intervals. This year’s Section 18 for Indar allows aerial applications as well as by ground equipment. Application through any type of irrigation system is prohibited. Indar should be applied at a rate of two ounces Indar 75 WSP per acre in 20 to 100 gallons of water per acre. Aerial applications should use a minimum of 10 gallons of water per acre.

Label Restrictions:

  • Do not make applications within 30 days of harvest.
  • Do not make more than 5 applications or apply more than 10 ounces of Indar per acre per season.
  • Do not use any spray adjuvants with Indar 75WSP.
  • Do not graze livestock in treated areas or feed cover crops grown in treated areas to livestock.
  • Do not make applications within 75 feet of streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, or reservoirs.

Remember, this Section 18 expires May 31, 2000.

As always, read the complete label before use and thoroughly follow instructions. The label must be in the possession of the user at the time of application.

Finally, if you still have a supply of Funginex you can still use it on blueberries this year.