Rootshield® HC & WP Biological Fungicide minor use label expansion

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

Rootshield® HC & WP Biological Fungicide labels expanded via Minor Use Program to manage diseases on additional crops

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Rootshield WP® and Rootshield HC® Biological Fungicide for management of diseases on greenhouse vegetable transplants, ginseng, greenhouse and field fruiting vegetables, cucurbit vegetables and greenhouse ornamentals in Canada. Rootshield WP® and Rootshield HC® Biological Fungicide were already labeled for management of diseases on some greenhouse vegetables, ornamentals, strawberries and as a bean seed treatment in Canada.

These minor use projects were submitted in 2012 as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel in Canada. Management of these diseases with effective, reduced risk products is a priority of producers and buyers alike.

The minor use label expansion for Rootshield WP® and Rootshield HC® Biological Fungicide is a helpful step towards developing an improved pest management toolkit for greenhouse vegetable transplants, ginseng, greenhouse and field fruiting vegetables, cucurbit vegetables and greenhouse ornamentals in Canada. The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Rootshield WP® or Rootshield HC® Biological Fungicide.

Rootshield WP® (new uses)

RootShield WP (new uses)

Rootshield HC® (new uses)

Rootshield HC (new uses)

Rootshield HC Foliar (new uses)

Rootshield WP® or Rootshield HC® Biological Fungicide should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies to adequately manage resistance. Do not contaminate aquatic habitats when cleaning or rinsing spray equipment or containers.

Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Rootshield WP® or Rootshield HC® Biological Fungicide labels carefully.

We also wish to acknowledge the personnel of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for evaluating and approving this important pest management tool and the personnel of Bioworks Inc. for supporting the label expansion in Canada.

For a copy of the new minor use label contact Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539 or visit the PMRA label site.

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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