"Due to the cost of re-registration the rontenone task force has
announced plans to delete all the agricultural and ornamental uses
from the label. It will continue to be registered for fish control
in reservoirs, lakes, ponds and streams and for flea, tick, lice and
mite control on dogs and cats."
I am of the opinion that despite the best laid plans, there comes a
time when intervention with a pesticide may be the only way to save a
crop (or save the economic value of that crop for the farmer).
Organic farmers have few of these emergency tools. Moreover, for
organic orchardists, especially in the East, rotenone was one of the
few things that had even a modicum of control over the plum curculio
, a very difficult pest to control organically.
I will be very interested to see the fallout from this one.