North Dakota to allow Belchim Crop Protection for weed control in sugarbeets
Sugarbeet growers in select North Dakota counties will be able to use Belchim Crop Protection on sugarbeets to help manage certain difficult-to-control weeds.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Sugarbeet growers in select North Dakota counties will be able to use Belchim Crop Protection on sugarbeets to help manage certain difficult-to-control weeds.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a Special Local Needs registration to Belchim Crop Protection at the request of the company and a North Dakota State University sugarbeet agronomist. The herbicide is intended to be a post-emergence option to control kochia and lambsquarters.
“In many areas, kochia has demonstrated resistance and is very difficult to control,” Goehring said in a statement. “In crops such as sugarbeets, growers rely on soil-applied herbicides that require rainfall or tillage to be effective. This SLN gives these growers an alternative product when early treatments are unsuccessful.”
This SLN is limited to Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Cass and Richland counties. Those Red River counties on the eastern edge of the state are the predominant sugarbeet-growing counties in North Dakota.
Users must comply with all restrictions, precautions and directions found on the container label and the SLN labeling. A copy of the labeling must be in the user’s possession at the time of application.
This SLN registration is effective immediately and expires Dec. 31, 2027.
Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act gives states the authority to register additional uses for federally registered pesticide products, or new products to meet special local needs.
Anyone needing more information should contact Jerry Sauter at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at 701-328-2980 or 1-800-242-7535.