Delegate Insecticide label expanded via Minor Use Program for control of additional insects on several crops in Canada

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Delegate Insecticide for control of several additional insect pests on several crops in Canada. Delegate Insecticide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of insects.

These various minor use projects were submitted by Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) between 2010 and 2013 as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel.

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


Crop(s) Target Rate (g/ha) Max. # of Applications per year Pre-Harvest Interval (days)
Sweet corn, seed corn, popcorn Corn borer, western bean cutworm 120 – 210 3 1 (sweet corn, seed corn)
28 (popcorn)
LEAFY VEGETABLES Crop Group 4* Thrips 200 – 336 3 1

*Refer to label for list of registered crops.

Delegate Insecticide is toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment, drift or residues on flowering crops or weeds. Do not apply this product to flowering crops or weeds when bees are present. Delegate Insecticide is toxic to small mammals, certain beneficial insects and non-target terrestrial plants. Do not apply this product or allow drift to other crops or non-target areas. Do not contaminate off-target areas or aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers.

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

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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