HopGuard (hop beta acids) Section 18 use approved

WSDA logoGood news everyone, HopGuard (hop beta acids) and has been approved for use to control Varroa mites in Washington State for 2014.

January 27, 2014 update: Recently, BetaTec (the manufacturer of HopGuard) has reformulated the strip to better treat for Varroa mites. The new strip is corrugated and has a mylar backing to help with many of the application issues identified in the field.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has applied for a modification to the currently approved Section 18 to accommodate this improvement to HopGuard. The improved product is called HopGuard II. See the links below to look at the supporting documentation for this change.

Letter to EPA_potassium salts in homey bee colonies_2014JAN27 (PDF)

Attachment 1 – Section 18 amendment request (PDF)

Attachment 2 – Section 18 amendment request (PDF)

Attachment 3 – Section 18 amendment request (PDF)

Attachment 4 – Section 18 amendment request (PDF)

14-WA-01 EPA Section 18 (PDF)

Hop Guard 2014 State Specific Use Label – WA  (PDF)

HopGuard Container Label – 2014  (PDF)

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