- Author: Brad Hanson
I received the information below regarding Zeus Herbicide (sulfentrazone) that is relevant to the California tree and vine market. The product was registered (supplemental label) for T&V in 2014.
Info from FMC (10/24/17):
As you work with your clients and make herbicide recommendations, please be aware that the supplemental labels for Zeus herbicide in California for many key crops have expired. Currently, growers may not apply Zeus herbicide on the crops included in the expired supplemental labels including grapes, lemon, orange, pistachio, walnut, tomato transplants and flax.
A new complete label was submitted to the EPA and is expected by November 2017. Until the new label is received, our California customers must comply with the 2010 label (covering soybeans, sugar cane, sunflowers, certain vegetable crops, mint and sod) and the strawberry supplemental label that is still active and is on CDMS. Be advised, no other labels can be used for Zeus in California. Today, the 2010 label is what is currently on packaged product.
I know this is a very critical time of the year and the situation is less than ideal, but we are working diligently to provide you and your customers a new, broader label as soon as possible.
This new label will contain all the crops that were once on the supplemental labels plus some changes in recommendations for permanent crops. Until we receive the new EPA label, please ensure your customers are complying with the 2010 and strawberry supplemental approved labels (click on the document links to download or access via CDMS or Agrian).
So, if you were planning to use Zeus as a component of your fall orchard herbicide program plan, be sure to check current label status before making the application.