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Public Comment Period for Closer Insecticide

If you have been concerned about the loss of Closer as an option for control of pecan aphids, particularly black aphids, you may be interested to know that we are currently in the public comment period in which you can make your voice heard on this topic. Click on the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0889 to view and make comments. If you read through the comments you will see that currently they are heavily weighted toward those who oppose the re-registration of this material. If you are concerned, let the EPA know how this issue affects you. The comment period ends June 17, 2016.

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About Lenny Wells

I am a Professor of Horticulture and Extension Horticulture Specialist for pecans at the University of Georgia. My research and extension programs focus on practical cultural management strategies that help to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of pecan production in Georgia.