Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Movento
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Movento (spirotetram) belongs to a new class of insecticides called the tetramic acid derivatives. The Environmental Protection Agency has granted specific exemption for the use of Movento on onions in Michigan to control onion thrips during 2010. No more than two applications are permitted per acre per season. Movento can only be applied at one specific rate under this exemption: 5 fluid ounces/acre. Minimum interval between applications is seven days, and two consecutive applications are recommended. Pre-harvest interval is seven days. Please see the Section 18 notice here: www.ipm.msu.edu/cat10veg/7-7Movento.pdf and note that expiration date is September 30, 2010.