Insects Peppers Pest Management

Minor use label expansion granted for Rimon 10EC insecticide for management of caterpillar pests of peppers

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for RIMON 10EC Insecticide for control of European corn borer on field peppers.  RIMON 10EC (novaluron) was already labeled for management of several insect pests on apples and potatoes in Canada.

This minor use project, jointly sponsored by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) and the U.S. IR-4 Program were submitted in 2005 in response to minor use priorities identified by producers and extension personnel in both Canada and the U.S.

The new registration will provide field pepper growers with a much needed pest management tool to manage one of their most difficult insect problems.

The following is provided as a general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Rimon 10EC insecticide.

Field peppers:


Rimon insecticide can be applied as a foliar spray at 410 – 820 mL per hectare for control of corn borer.  Apply in 280 – 520 litres of water per ha and do not apply more than three applications per season.  Do not apply within 1 day of harvest.   For corn borer the first application should be made just prior to egg hatch.  Field monitoring for these pest stages is vital to achieve effective control.   Use higher rates and spray volumes for high pest pressures or when foliage canopy is dense.  Re-application on a 7 – 10 day interval may be required to protect new growth or when monitoring indicates a need.

Rimon insecticide should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies.  Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Rimon insecticide label.

This minor use submission was co-sponsored by AAFC-PMC and IR-4 as a result of priorities established in consultation with producers.  We also wish to thank the personnel of Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc. and Chemtura AgroSolutions for their support of this registration and the personnel of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for evaluating and approving this important pest management tool.

For copies of the new supplemental label contact Hannah Fraser, OMAFRA, Vineland (905) 562-1674, Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA, Ridgetown (519) 674-1699 or visit the Chemtura Agrosolutions website

Minor use label expansions were also recently approved for RIMON 10EC Insecticide for control of cabbage looper, imported cabbage worm and diamondback moth on Brassica vegetables; for control of European corn borer, fall armyworm and true armyworm on snap beans; for control of tarnished plant bug nymphs (TPB) on strawberries; and for control of several pests on stone fruit.

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