Isoxaben Crop Safety – 2015

Research Summary Abstract

Gallery 75DF (isoxaben) was initially registered in 1992 for ornamental horticulture uses. This initial label contained an extensive list of ornamental horticulture crops where Gallery could be used without causing phytotoxicity. It also included a short list of crops where Gallery applications were not recommended. Between 1992 and 2013, IR-4 examined 93 crops to expand this label to other crops, including several different fern species grown in field containers. Of these, 24 crop species exhibited no or minimal transient injury with 20 already placed on the Gallery label. Eight crops exhibited injury in this research: Astilbe sp., Athyrium filix-femina, Buddleia davidii, Dendranthema x morifolium, Digitalis purpurea, Echinacea purpurea, Stachys byzantine, and Thymus sp.. A new formulation, Gallery SC, was tested in 2014 and 2015 to determine crop safety on 21 crops in 25 trials. Of these, one species, Chasmanthium latifolium, exhibited no or minimal transient injury; this species is already in the Gallery label.

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