Carrot Celery Insecticides Minor Use

Exirel Insecticide Label Expanded via Minor Use Program for Control of Carrot Weevil on Subgroup 1B – Root Vegetables

Jim Chaput, OMAFRA – Minor Use Coordinator

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for ExirelTM Insecticide for control of carrot weevil on subgroup 1B, root vegetables (Garden Beet, Carrot, Celeriac (celery root), Chicory, Ginseng, Horseradish, turnip-rooted Parsley, Parsnip, Radish, Radish, oriental (daikon), Rutabaga, Turnip) in Canada. ExirelTM Insecticide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several pests.

This minor use project was submitted by MAPAQ 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 be making pest management decisions within a robust integrated pest management program and should consult the complete label before using ExirelTM Insecticide.

Crop(s) Target Rate (mL/ha) Application Information PHI (days)
  Crop subgroup 1B* root vegetables except sugar beets   Carrot weevil     1,000 – 1,500   Begin applications at the 2-3 leaf stage or when scouting indicates the presence of weevils. Consult local agricultural authorities to determine appropriate threshold levels for carrot weevil in your area. Maximum of 4 applications per season at a 7-day interval        One (1)

*beet, garden; burdock, edible; carrots; celeriac, root celery; chervil, chicory, ginseng, horseradish, radish, turnip, rutabaga, parsnip, salsify; cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.

ExirelTM Insecticide is toxic to aquatic organisms, bees and certain beneficial insects and non-target terrestrial plants. DO NOT apply this product to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area. Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are less active. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on bees in habitats close to the application site. Do not contaminate aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers.

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

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