The Texas Department of Agriculture has been granted approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue a Section 18 specific exemption allowing the use of chlorantraniliprole (Dermacor X-100 Seed Treatment) to control rice water weevil on rice seed.

Dermacor X-100 Seed Treatment (SC formulation), manufactured by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., may be applied following all directions, restrictions and precautions on the product exemption label. The exemption will expire July 1, 2008.

This exemption allows only certified applicators, licensed applicators or persons under the direct supervision of licensed applicators to apply the pesticide for this specific use.

For more information, contact your county Texas AgriLife Extension Service office or TDA at (512) 463-7544. A copy of the approval notice is located on the TDA Web site at www.tda.state.tx.us.