The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the EPA has again approved a Section 18 that allows the use of Sivanto prime on sweet sorghum for the control of sugarcane aphids during 2019. This pest is potentially devastating for those growing sweet sorghum for molasses or other uses, and Sivanto prime is an excellent any the only available insecticide option in this crop. Specific requirement for it’s use are summarized below and detailed in the linked authorization letter.
- No more than 4 applications can be made by ground or air
- The approved use rate for a single application is 4 – 10.5 fluid oz/acre, but a season total of no more than 28 oz can be applied per acre
- 21-day pre-harvest interval
- 7-day minimum retreatment interval