In accordance with Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the EPA has authorized the Emergency Exemption use of Transform WG (active ingredient = sulfoxaflor) to be used on sorghum to control sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) in specified Virginia counties. The authorization will expire November 30, 2017.
Foliar applications may be made at 0.75-1.5 oz/acre, with a maximum of 2 applications per acre per year. Please refer to the product’s Section 18 registration for further information, including application directions (at the time of this writing (4/7), the 2016 version of the Section 18 is the one available on cdms.net [the 2016 version expires on April 8]).
Micah Raub and others with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are acknowledged for their assistance.