Cucurbits Fungicides Pest Management

Vivando SC Fungicide label expanded via Minor Use Program

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for VivandoTM Fungicide for control/suppression of powdery mildew on fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, hops, cherries, nectarines and peaches in Canada. VivandoTM Fungicide was already labeled for management of powdery mildew on grapes in Canada.

These minor use projects were submitted jointly by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) and US IR-4 as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel in Canada and the US. Management of powdery mildews has been a priority of producers of many crops.

The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using VivandoTM Fungicide.

VivandoTM Fungicide can be used for control or suppression of powdery mildew on the a number of crops, including fruiting vegetables and cucurbits.

Vivando Fungicide should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies to adequately manage resistance. VivandoTM Fungicide is toxic to aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. Do not contaminate aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers. Metrafenone is persistent and may carryover. It is recommended that any products containing metrafenone not be used in areas treated with this product during the previous season.

Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the VivandoTM Fungicide label carefully.

We also wish to acknowledge the personnel of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for evaluating and approving this weed management tool and BASF Canada Inc. for supporting these label expansions in Canada.

For a copy of the new minor use label contact your local crop specialist, regional supply outlet 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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