ISSUE #417

417 - Proper Pesticide Use Protects the Shareholder, Coop & Environment

3-3-02

The Five Year Agreement between shareholders and American Crystal Sugar Company clearly states:

  1. Shareholders shall use no pesticide in a manner which could result in any residue in or on sugarbeets or by-products beyond the limits permitted by law or regulation.
  2. Shareholders acknowledge the American Crystal Sugar Company right to refuse delivery of any sugarbeets due to application of unauthorized, non-registered, non-approved, or prohibited pesticides, chemicals, or other substances.
  3. Shareholders agree to hold harmless and indemnify American Crystal Sugar Company and its shareholders from all losses and damages as a result of delivery of sugarbeet to which have been applied or which have been grown on ground to which any unauthorized, non-registered, non-approved or prohibited pesticide, chemical, or substance has been applied.

Shareholders need to be aware that American Crystal Sugar Company management and the Board of Directors have directed that all Ag Department staff immediately report any known use of unapproved, non-registered, unauthorized or prohibited pesticide or chemical use by shareholders at once to the agronomy manager and vice president of agriculture for further action.

Illegal Pesticide Use Could Result In:

  1. Loss of ability to deliver sugarbeets
  2. Confiscation of shares
  3. Fines by respective state departments of ag
  4. Fines levied by EPA
  5. Custom applicator penalties

Pesticides of Present or Future Concern or Involved in Recent Problems include:

  1. Dual
  2. Blazer
  3. Poast Plus
  4. Clopyralid containing products Reclaim and Transline
  5. Roundup applied post-emergence
  6. Starane
  7. Pesticides with plant back restrictions used in prior years

Sources of Information on Proper Pesticide Use Include:

  1. Your agriculturist
  2. 2002 Sugarbeet Production Guide
  3. 2002 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports
  4. The 2002 North Dakota and Minnesota Extension Service Weed Control Guides
  5. Extension specialists
  6. County extension agents
  7. Your pesticide dealer/custom applicator
  8. Crop consultants

Herbicide Resistant Weed Species in ND and Northwest, MN

  1. Green foxtail to the DNA herbicides
  2. Wild oat to ACCase inhibitor herbicides
  3. Wild oat to ALS (Assert) herbicides
  4. Wild oat resistant to Avenge
  5. Wild oat resistant to Far-Go
  6. Kochia to ALS herbicides
  7. Kochia to 2,4-D and dicamba
  8. Kochia to atrazine
  9. Redroot pigweed to IMI herbicides
  10. Waterhemp to ALS herbicides
  11. Wild mustard to ALS herbicides
  12. Eastern black nightshade to imidazolinone herbicides
  13. Marshelder resistance to ALS herbicides (not documented)
  14. C. ragweed resistance to ALS herbicides (not documented)

2002 Spring Factory District Meetings:

Moorhead Factory District
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Ramada, Fargo, ND
Coffee at 8:30 a.m. - Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

Hillsboro Factory District
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
St. Rose of Lima, Hillsboro, ND
Coffee at 1:30 p.m. - Meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.

Crookston Factory District
Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Northland Lodge, Crookston, MN
Coffee at 8:30 a.m. - Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

East Grand Forks Factory District
Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Alerus, Grand Forks, ND
Coffee at 1:30 p.m. - Meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.

Drayton Factory District
Thursday, April 4, 2002
St. John’s Parish Center, Grafton, ND
Coffee at 8:30 a.m. - Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

KEEP IN MIND PESTICIDE PREHARVEST INTERVALS, FIELD REENTRY INTERVALS AND RAINFAST TIME ON PRODUCTS REGISTERED FOR USE ON SUGARBEETS

HerbicidesPHI (Days)REI*** (Hours)Rainfast (Hours)
Assure 45 12 1
Betamix 75 24 6
Betanex 75 24 6
Progress 75 48 6
Eptam --- 12 ---
Roneet --- 12 ---
Glyphosate/Roundup --- 12 6
Gramoxone/Paraquat --- 12 4-6
H-273 60 (DAE)* 12 ---
Nortron 3C --- 12 ---
Poast 60 12 1
Select/Prism 40 12 1
Stinger 45 12 6
Upbeet 60 4 6
Treflan --- 12 ---
InsecticidesPHI (Days)REI (Hours)Rainfast (Hours)
Thimet --- 48-72 ---
Counter 1X** 48-72 ---
Temik --- 48 ---
Lorsban 15G --- 12 ---
Asana 21 12 ****
Seven 4-F 28 12 ****
Endosulfan E 30 48 ****
Lannate 7 48 ****
Lorsban 4E 30 24 1
Methyl Parathion 20 48 ****
Mustang 50 12 ****
FungicidesPHI (Days)REI (Hours)Rainfast (Hours)
Sulfurs 0 24 ****
Coppers 0 24 ****
Topsin 21 12 ****
Mancozebs 14 24 ****
Manebs 14 24 ****
Supertin 80WP 7 48 ****
Supertin (Liquid) 21 48 ****
Agritin 21 48 ****
Eminent***** 14 24 2
Headline***** 7 4 1
GEM***** 21 12 1-2
Quadris 0 4 1

Laminate this page and post in a conspicuous area where you store, mix or handle pesticides for sugarbeets.

  • * Days after emergence
  • ** Use once per season
  • *** Field reentry interval
  • **** As soon as dry on the canopy – each subsequent rain reduces control to some degree.
  • ***** Registration Pending

Pocket Guide Correction

On page 36 for Curtail M an 18 month plant back restriction is listed. The restriction is actually only 5 months.

Resistant Weed Management

Herbicide resistant weed management must be planned on all fields every year of the crop rotation. An excellent discussion on resistant weed management can be found in the 2001 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports – Pages 8-12.

Weeds

Plan your attack on these weed species in your fields to minimize losses to the sugarbeet growers number one production problem – WEEDS!