Pesticide application is one of the primary ways to treat plant-parasitic nematodes and insects, and AgLogic 15GG is one of the available options for use in cotton and peanut. Aldicarb is the active ingredient in AgLogic 15GG and is the same active ingredient contained in the discontinued Temik products. To apply aldicarb products in Florida (only labelled for cotton or peanut), an aldicarb application permit must be obtained. In past years, there has been confusion about obtaining this permit, so a new UF/IFAS publication was developed to guide applicators through this process, “How to obtain an aldicarb application permit for Florida cotton or peanut.”
Detailed instructions are provided in the UF/IFAS publication, but some important points are summarized here:
- Plan early to obtain an aldicarb application permit
A permit (application forms) must be obtained before aldicarb is applied and can be obtained up to 6 months before application. A unique permit for each field site where aldicarb will be applied must be obtained each year. Aldicarb is a restricted use pesticide and only pesticide applicators registered in Florida can apply to obtain a permit. Processing times may vary, so submit an application to obtain the permit as early in the year as possible for each field where you intend to apply aldicarb.
- Complete the aldicarb application permit form accurately and carefully
Incorrect or missing information in the permit form delays processing, so complete the form carefully and completely. The EDIS guide describes in detail how to complete the form, including parts where there are common questions or issues. In addition, starting this year, all aldicarb permit forms are being directed through AgLogic Chemical Company representatives before approval by FDACS. AgLogic representatives will help ensure the form is completed accurately, speeding the approval process, and will also be in contact with the grower/applicatior to facilitate aldicarb application and stewardship.
- Follow latest rules (especially product label) when completing form
Some instructions (e.g. drinking well setbacks), titles, and websites are specific to the discontinued Temik products. FDACS is working to update the aldicarb permit form. See detailed guidance in the EDIS, but the most important items are noted here. Aldicarb is labelled only for cotton and peanut in Florida. When listing drinking well information, follow latest label instructions to determine appropriate setbacks for your situation (not citrus-specific information in form). The pesticide permit website is no longer operational. See next section for contact information.
- Submit the aldicarb form by email for fastest processing times
Once the form is completed, submit by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The form may be submitted as a paper copy (see address in publication), but submitting by email shortens processing time. For questions about the aldicarb application permitting process after reading the publication, contact the authors of this article, FDACS (email above or 850-617-7870), or the AgLogic Chemical company.
For more information on managing plant-parasitic nematodes, see the following UF/IFAS guides for cotton and peanut. For more information on managing insect pests, see the following UF/IFAS EDIS guides for cotton and peanut.
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