Celery Insecticides

Minor Use Label Expansion Granted for Rimon 10EC Insecticide for Management of Pea Leafminer on Celery

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 reduction in damage from pea leafminer on celery in Canada. RIMON 10EC (novaluron) was already labeled for management of several insect pests on strawberries, bushberries, apples, stone fruit, Brassica vegetables, peppers, beans, sweet corn and potatoes in Canada.

This minor use project for celery sponsored by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) was submitted in 2004. These new registrations will provide celery growers with an important pest management tool for this pest.

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

Rimon insecticide can be applied as a foliar spray at 464 – 603 mL product per hectare when pea leafminer or leafminer damage first appear. Apply in 200 – 400 L water per ha at a 7 – 14 day interval. Do not apply more than 3 applications per year and do not apply within 2 days of harvest of celery.

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.

We also wish to acknowledge 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 Marion Paibomesai, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-4963 or Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539 or visit the Chemtura Agrosolutions website http://www.chemturaagrosolutions.com.

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