Beleaf (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide registered

J. Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA

ISK Biosciences Corporation and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the registration of BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide for several crops in Canada.  These are the 1st registrations of this new active ingredient in Canada and mark an important milestone in addressing the pest control product technology gap between the U.S. and Canada.  This product and the pests it controls have been identified for many years as a critical pest management tool needed by Canadian producers.

BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide is registered for control of aphids on Brassica vegetables, root vegetables, tuberous and corm vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, hops, leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit.  The following table provides a summary of the crop registrations on the new Canadian BeleafTM Insecticide label.  Consult the full product label for detailed instructions, precautions and restrictions.

Crop or Crop Group

Product rate
(kg / ha)

Remarks

Pre-harvest interval

BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide

Brassica vegetables [broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese broccoli, Nappa cabbage, mustard cabbage, kohlrabi]

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

0 days

Cucurbit vegetables (bittermelon, squash, cucumber, cantaloupe, Chinese cucumber, Chinese okra, melons, muskmelon, pumpkin, watermelon)

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

0 days

Fruiting vegetables (eggplant, tomato, pepper, tomatillo)

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

0 days

Leafy vegetables (celery, celtuce, chrysanthemum, amaranth, chrysanthemum, dandelion, endive, fennel, parsley, radicchio, cress, lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, escarole, Swiss chard)

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

0 days

Root vegetables (except sugarbeets) [red beet, burdock, carrot, chervil, celeriac, chicory, ginseng, radish, turnip, rutabaga, horseradish, salsify, parsnip]

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

3 days

Tuberous and corm vegetables (potato, sweet potato, ginger)

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

7 days

Pome fruit (apples, pear, quince, crabapple)

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

21 days

Stone fruit (apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, plumcot, prune)

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

14 days

Hops

0.12 – 0.16

Aphids:  A maximum of 3 applications is permitted at a minimum 7 day interval.

31 days

Follow all other directions for use on the BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide label carefully.  Consult individual crop and aphid control recommendations on the BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide label for additional use restrictions. 

BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide should be used in an Integrated Pest Management program and in rotation with other management strategies to adequately manage resistance.  Consult provincial guidelines and local extension specialists for monitoring protocols and aphid management recommendations.

We wish to thank the personnel of ISK Biosciences Corp. and FMC Agricultural Products 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 BeleafTM (flonicamid) 50SG Insecticide label contact Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539 or visit the UAP Canada website at www.uap.ca.

Note:  This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity.

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