Section 18 Emergency Exemption Labels


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved and issued an exemption to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) to allow farmers to use metamitron herbicide for weed control in sugar beets only in 14 designated Nebraska counties. The exemption was issued under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). NDA’s Pesticide Program staff work in close cooperation with the EPA to enforce FIFRA, as well as the Nebraska Pesticide Act.

Metamitron is the active ingredient in Goltix 700 SC, an unregistered product manufactured for and distributed by Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. Applications of the product may be made during the 2024 growing season to control glyphosate-tolerant Palmer Amaranth in sugar beet fields in the Nebraska counties of Banner, Box Butte, Chase, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Keith, Kimball, Morrill, Perkins, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux.

This exemption is valid until Aug. 31, 2024, although all applications must be made March 30, 2024, through May 31, 2024.

Distribution Requirements: Distribution will come directly from the registrant. Retailers must hold a current 2024 Pesticide Dealer License as well as submit an application for a distribution permit which can be found below