Minor use label expansion granted for Command 360 ME herbicide for management of weeds on peppers

J. Chaput, OMAF & MRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Command 360 herbicide for control and suppression of labeled weeds on field peppers in Canada. Command herbicide was already labeled for management of weeds on cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and soybeans in Canada.

This minor use project sponsored by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) was submitted in 2004 in response to minor use priorities identified by producers and extension personnel in Canada.

This new registration will provide field pepper growers with a much needed weed management tool.

The following is provided as a general, abbreviated outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Command 360 ME herbicide.

Command 360 herbicide should be applied before transplanting peppers and before weed emergence at a rate of 1.55 – 2.35 L product per ha in at least 95 L water per ha. Consult the label for soil type restrictions and other precautions. A maximum of 1 application per season is permitted; do not use on banana peppers. The pre-harvest interval for peppers is 70 days.

Command herbicide should be used in an integrated weed management program and in rotation with other management strategies. Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Command herbicide label.

We wish to acknowledge the personnel of FMC Corporation 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 Kristen Callow, OMAFRA, Harrow (519) 738-1232, Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539 or visit the UAP website.

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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