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Arysta LifeScience Halts U.S. Sales of Methyl Iodide

8:20 AM MDT | March 21, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Arysta LifeScience (Cary, NC) says it will halt U.S. sales of the controversial pesticide methyl iodide following an internal review of the product's economic viability. Methyl iodide is an alternative to methyl bromide that EPA had approved several years ago provided growers observe strict controls on use. Methyl bromide had been widely used on strawberry crops but was phased out for all but essential uses as part of the 1997 Montreal Protocol’s restrictions on ozone depleting substances. Arysta LifeScience markets the pesticide, also called idomethane...

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