Texas peanut farmers argued that during the 2000 growing season
Dow's newly marketed fluorinated diclosulam herbicide called
Strongarm severely damaged their crops. In their efforts to
create a Class Action suit, the farmers lost their case in
They then appealed to the U.S. Supreme
Court. On April 27, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled
farmers whose crops are damaged by federally approved pesticides
or herbicides may pursue damage claims against the manufacturers
in state court.
FAN's Index to Class Action
News Reports and Timeline
relating to the Class Action.
(only comprehensive for the US)
EPA PC Code:
Maximum Residue Levels permitted
in food commodities
Meat (hulls removed),
Soybean - Seed
XDE-564, EUP-49, EUP-31
2001 - Glossary
of Pesticide Chemicals. A listing
of pesticides subject to analysis of residues in foods and feeds
by the US Food and Drug Administration. Also available at: http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/pestglos.pdf
2001 - IR-4:
Products/Transitional Solution List - This
list contains brief descriptions of numerous new pest control
materials that have been introduced over the last several years
and includes Diclosulam
Issuance of Experimental Use Permit (62719-EUP-49). This
EUP allows the use of 3 pounds of the herbicide diclosulam
on 110 acres of peanuts to evaluate the control of broadleaf
weeds and sedges in preplant incorporated, preemergence, and
post pest emergence testing trials. The program is authorized
only in the States of New Mexico and Texas. The EUP is effective
from May 15, 2001 to March 31, 2002.
AGRO - Pesticide
Tolerances for residues in or on soybean seed and peanut nutmeat
at 0.02 ppm. - FINAL RULE.
herbicide. Application for Emergency Exemption for use on peanut
fields in Texas. EPA has received a specific exemption request
from the Texas Department of Agriculture to use the new chemical
diclosulam (Strongarm Agriculture Herbicide, EPA File Symbol
62719-EII) to treat up to 184,000 acres of peanuts, to control
broadleaf weeds. The Applicant proposes the use of a new chemical
which has not been registered by the EPA.
ELANCO - Issuance
of Experimental Use Permit (62719-EUP-31). This experimental
use permit allows the use of 2.67 pounds of the herbicide
on 86 acres of soybeans to evaluate the control of broadleaf
weeds and sedges. The program is authorized only in the States
of AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, and VA. The experimental
use permit is effective from July 18, 1995 to March 1, 1997.
This permit is issued with the limitation that all treated
crops are destroyed or used for research purposes only.