New pesticide registrations or label expansions for tomato, pepper, eggplant

There’s quite a bit new in field tomato, pepper, and eggplant crop protection in the last year or so. Here’s a quick reference for Ontario growers (this is probably not even a complete list). Unless otherwise noted, products are registered for control1 of the listed pests.

Fungicides, Bactericides

Aprovia (benzovindiflupyr)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Early blight, anthracnose, powdery mildew, septoria leaf spot
  • Notes: Group 7 fungicide.

Bravo ZN (chlorothalonil)

  • Crops: Tomato
    • Early blight, late blight, septoria leaf spot, anthracnose, botrytis gray mold
  • Notes: Group M fungicide.

Cueva (copper octanoate)

  • Crops: Tomato, pepper, eggplant
    • Early blight, late blight, septoria leaf spot, bacterial speck, bacterial leaf spot, bacterial canker
  • Notes: Group M fungicide.

Double Nickel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Suppression1 of gray mold, early blight
    • Partial suppression2 of soil level phytophthora blight infection
  • Notes: Biofungicide.

Forum (dimethomorph)

  • Crops: Tomato, pepper, eggplant
    • Late blight
  • Crops: Pepper
    • Suppression1 of phytophthora blight
  • Notes: Group 40 fungicide. For late blight of tomato, must be applied in a tank mix with another fungicide active against late blight.

Fracture (BLAD polypeptide)

  • Crops: Tomato
    • Botrytis gray mold (not specified on label whether control or suppression)
  • Notes: Group NC fungicide (not classified).

Luna Tranquility (fluopyram + pyrimethanil)

  • Crops: Tomato
    • Early blight, septoria leaf spot
  • Notes: Group 7 + Group 9 fungicides.

Mycostop (Streptomyces strain K61)

  • Crops: Vegetable seeds, seedlings
    • Suppression1 of fusarium damping-off (seed treatment)
    • Suppression1 of fusarium, pythium, and phytophthora (growing media, foliar, or drench treatment)
  • Notes: Biofungicide.

Orondis Ultra (mandipropamid + oxathiapiprolin)

  • Notes: Orondis Ultra is a combination of separately registered products comprised of Orondis Ultra A (mandipropamid) fungicide and Orondis Ultra B (oxathiapiprolin) fungicide. Group 40 fungicide + Group U15 fungicide. See crop and disease information for each below.

Orondis Ultra A (mandipropamid)

  • Crops: Tomato
    • Late blight
  • Fruiting vegetables (except tomato)
    • Suppression1 of phytophthora blight
  • Notes: Group 40 fungicide. See Orondis Ultra notes, above.

Orondis Ultra B (oxathiapiprolin)

  • Crops: Tomato, pepper, eggplant
    • Late blight, phytophthora blight (foliar phase), phythophthora blight (soil phase)
  • Notes: Group U15 fungicide. See Orondis Ultra notes, above.

Prestop (Gliocladium catenulatum)

  • Crops: Tomato seedlings, pepper seedlings
    • Suppression1 of damping-off (pythium, Rhizoctionia solani)
    • Suppression1 of pythium crown and root rot
  • Notes: Biofungicide. Do not tank mix with any fungicides, insecticides, herbicides or adjuvants.

Purespray Green Spray Oil 13E (mineral oil)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Suppression1 of powdery mildew
  • Notes: Group NC fungicide (not classified).

Sercadis (fluxapyroxad)

  • Crops: Tomato, pepper, eggplant
    • Early blight, black mold
  • Notes: Group 7 fungicide.

Serenade Opti (bacillus subtilis)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Suppression1 of early blight, botrytis gray mold
  • Crops: Tomato, pepper
    • Suppression1 of powdery mildew, bacterial spot
  • Notes: Biofungicide.

Vivando SC (metrafenone)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Powdery mildew
  • Notes: Group U8 fungicide.

Insecticides

Mako (cypermethrin)

  • Crops: Tomato
    • Colorado potato beetle, potato flea beetle
    • Additional insects on label not typically economic pests of fruiting vegetables in Ontario
  • Notes: Group 3 insecticide.

Purespray Green Spray Oil 13E (mineral oil)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Suppression1 of spider mites
  • Notes: Group NC insecticide (not classified).

Sivanto Prime (flupyradifurone)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Aphids, Colorado potato beetle – foliar application
    • Aphids – soil application
    • Additional insects on label not typically economic pests of fruiting vegetables in Ontario
  • Notes: Group 4D insecticide

Voliam Xpress (lambda-cyhalothrin + chlorantraniliprole)

  • Crops: Fruiting vegetables
    • Variegated cutworm, tobacco hornworm, tomato hornworm, tomato fruitworm, European corn borer, cabbage looper, black cutworm
    • Additional insects on label not typically economic pests of fruiting vegetables in Ontario
  • Notes: Group 3 + Group 28 insecticides.

Always read and follow label directions.  For copies of these labels, see the PMRA label search site or the manufacturer’s website.

OMAFRA’s Vegetable Crop Protection Guide (Publication 838) is the source of pest control information for commercial field vegetable production in Ontario. Easy-to-read tables provide information on pest control products for managing insects, diseases, and other pests of Ontario vegetable crops.  Watch ONvegetables for updates on pesticide registrations.  Updates are also summarized in a supplement published in the years that the Vegetable Crop Protection Guide is not rewritten.  Up-to-date publication and supplement information can be found at http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/vegpubs/vegpubs.htm.

  1. Control = The product, when applied in accordance with the label directions, consistently reduces pest numbers or pest damage to a commercially acceptable level. Suppression = The product, when applied in accordance with the label directions, does not consistently reduce pest numbers or pest damage to a commercially acceptable level. Under such situations, the level of performance offered by the product must still have value in a pest management program.
  2. What about partial suppression? Health Canada states “For non-conventional products, in addition to claims of control or suppression, when efficacy is demonstrated to be below what is considered to be suppression for that pest, other label wording reflective of the product’s actual performance may be considered, such as “partial suppression”. Some non-conventional pest control products provide lower levels of efficacy compared to conventional products. However, considering that there may be a need for these types of products such as in organic production, the label claims may be supported by the PMRA as long as the value is acceptable for the use.”

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