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Minor Use Registration – Coragen Insecticide on Peas, Snap and Lima Beans

Jim Chaput, Minor Use Co-ordinator, Guelph

Coragen insecticide is now registered on all succulent legumes (peas, snap and lima beans) for the control of several key insect pests including: European Corn Borer, Western Bean Cutworm, Cutworms and Armyworms.

Use a rate of 250-375 mL/ha (101-152 mL/ac).  Do not apply more than once every 3-days.  Maximum 4 applications per year.  There is a 1-day pre-harvest interval.

The minor use project for Lepidopteran pests of legumes was co-sponsored in 2008 by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) and the U.S. IR-4 as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel in both countries. The minor use label expansion for Coragen Insecticide is a significant step towards developing an improved pest management toolkit for these pests in Canada.

Users should consult the complete label before using Coragen Insecticide. For a copy of the new minor use label contact Elaine Roddy (succulent beans, peas), OMAFRA, Ridgetown (519) 674-1616, Tracey Baute (dry beans), OMAFRA, Ridgetown (519) 674-1696, Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539 or visit

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