Renewed Registration Issued for Products Containing Sulfoxaflor (Isoclast® Active)
Transform® WG, Closer® SC and Sequoia® insecticides are available for 2016 use

Friday, October, 14, 2016 3:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS — On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-established the registration of products containing sulfoxaflor (Isoclast® Active), including Transform® WG, Closer® SC and Sequoia® insecticides.

“U.S. growers have used Isoclast for four full years with excellent performance and no reported adverse effects,” says Phil Jost, Dow AgroSciences U.S. insecticides marketing leader. “We’re delighted that EPA responded to grower needs. This registration allows for uses on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes, tree nuts, lettuce and wheat. All previous Isoclast crop tolerances/MRLs remain in place.

Dow AgroSciences brands affected by the re-established registration include Transform, Closer and Sequoia.

“Sequoia is a key product for insect management in leafy vegetables,” states John Palumbo, Extension entomologist, University of Arizona. “With the return of the registration, we are now able to control important sucking insect pests more effectively.”

Recognizing the pressing needs of its customers, Dow AgroSciences also continues to work diligently with the EPA for expanded product use in other important crops. Certain states are seeking FIFRA Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemption for crops not covered on this renewed label for Transform and other products containing Isoclast, and those efforts will continue at the states’ discretion, to address grower needs.

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Contact: 
Elizabeth Astin
Bader Rutter
262-938-5490
eastin@bader-rutter.com

Phil Jost
Dow AgroSciences LLC
317-337-5045
hjost@dow.com

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Transform has Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions for use on sorghum in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Transform has Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions for use on cotton in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. To learn more about Transform, to see which states or political subdivisions thereof have Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions, to see the limitations on the use of Transform under the Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemption labels, and to find a list of retailers that may carry this product under a particular Section 18 exemption, call 800-258-3033 or email info@dow.com. Always read and follow label directions.