Here is an update from UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait about Counter nematicide use this season:
“I received official word from the Georgia Department of Ag that the EPA has denied our request to use Counter 20G on cotton. (It is still legal on field corn.) The reason given basically says that use on cotton would exceed the appropriate amount for the ‘risk cup’ for terbufos (active ingredient) in the state.
So, I am disappointed with this decision but I truly appreciate the efforts of Commissioner Gary Black, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Mr. Richey Seaton and the Georgia Cotton Commission, Cotton, Inc., and also AMVAC for their efforts to provide cotton growers in Georgia with a tool to manage nematodes.
However we must respect the decision by the EPA. To be very clear, Counter 20G applied to cotton in 2015 is an illegal application.”