December 11, 2002
Albert Katz, President California Olive Oil Council announces:
Good news for our industry! We have just received notification from the EPA that California has been granted an exemption to use the unregistered product Olive Fly Attract and Kill containing the ingredients lambda-cyhalothrin (toxicant), ammonium bicarbonate (food lure) and spiroketalamine (pheromone) to control the olive fruit fly. This approval has been granted through August 31, 2003. A copy of the complete text noting the conditions and restrictions may be found on the COOC web site www.cooc.com Additional information will be disseminated to you as it is received.