In less than 30 days from submittal of the application, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has received approval from Federal EPA and has authorized for use the pesticide Transform for use on lygus in cotton in California. Use is limited to Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Riverside, Sutter, Tehama and Tulare counties. This was issued as a Section 18 Crisis Exemption to help combat the unprecedented levels of lygus seen in cotton fields this year. This is a limited exemption currently only available through August 4th. The Association is also working on a specific Section 18 and hopeful that deadline will be extended. Meanwhile, Dow AgroSciences is working to get supply of the product in to California as we distribute this announcement. At this point we wish to thank Dr. Peter Goodell, and Dr. Bob Hutmacher for their tireless efforts in working on the Section 18 application and information. In addition we want to especially recognize Dow AgroSciences for their work and cooperation in obtaining this important Section 18.