Way back in December of 2011, I posted the article below. It continues to receive and good number of hits, particularly from areas that traditionally used a lot of Temik. So it seems time for an update. Unless something changes quickly, it appears that no Meymik will find its way into the supply chain in 2013. It is unclear if or when Meymik will actually be introduced into the U.S. marketplace. Thus, aldicarb does not appear to be an option for the 2013 cropping season unless you have access to old supplies of Temik
The information below was originally posted December 31, 2011:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved AgLogic LLC’s registration of Meymik 15G, aldicarb pesticide, effective December 22nd 2011. This product is the same active ingredient and formulation as Temik 15G. The registration will ensure continued availability of aldicarb for pest control use on registered crops. The EPA approved Meymik 15G aldicarb granular pesticide for use on cotton, peanuts, sugar beets, dry beans, sweet potatoes, and soybeans to control certain nematodes, insects and mites.
Although we have greatly reduced the use of aldicarb (e.g., Meymik or Temik) in Tennessee during recent years, it still has continued utility in cotton for thrips control and provides the added benefit of protection from nematodes, especially at the 5 lb/acre use rate.