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Automated Message from July 2, 2013

An automated message was sent to all licensed pesticide applicators and consultants.  The message stated:
"Effective June 27, 2013 the Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting the use of 18 insecticide products containing the active ingredient dinotefuran while it continues investigating two large bumblebee kills. Common trade names of products include, but are not limited to,  Safari, Venom, Scorpion, and Zylam.

The temporary rule prohibits the application of dinotefuran containing products on plants, and will be in effect June 27 – December 24, 2013.

Director Katy Coba, has taken this step in an effort to minimize any potential for additional incidents involving bee deaths, and to allow for more time to collect information.

For more information regarding this action, see the Oregon Department of Agriculture - Pesticide Program website."
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Temporary Rule Limiting Use

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has insituted a temporary rule limiting the use of the active ingredient, dinotefuran.  The temporary rule is active for 180 days.

Temporary Rule, OAR 603-057-0386
Statement of Need and Justification for Temporary Rule, OAR 603-057-0386
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Oregon Products Subject to Use Limitation

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Dinotefuran Alternatives for Greenhouse Ornamentals

There are many insecticides registered in Oregon that are labeled for use on greenhouse ornamentals.  If you need an alternative for Dinotefuran, you can view the list of alternate products here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Frequently Asked Questions will be updated periodically with additional questions and answers.  The current FAQs are current as of July 19, 2013.
Click here for the FAQs.
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