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Gesagard Herbicide label expanded via Minor Use Program for use on Parsley

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Gesagard 480SC® Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on parsley in Canada. Gesagard 480SC® Herbicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several weeds.

This minor use project was submitted by the national minor use program at Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre 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 weed management decisions within a robust integrated weed management program and should consult the complete label before using Gesagard 480SC® Herbicide

Crop(s)TargetRate (L/ha)Application InformationPHI (days)
ParsleyLabeled weeds3.75-4.58 L product/ha Apply prior to weed emergence or early post emergence to parsley before weeds reach 5 cm high. Application on sandy soils may result in crop injury. Do not apply if parsley is under water stress.


Gesagard 480SC® Herbicide is toxic to aquatic organisms, small wild animals, 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.

There are significant precautions and detailed directions for use on the Gesagard 480SC® Herbicide label; follow these carefully.

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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