J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for NovaTM Fungicide for control of powdery mildew on globe artichokes and greenhouse eggplant in Canada. NovaTM Fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.
These minor use projects were submitted by Ontario’s minor use program 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 NovaTM Fungicide.
|Crop(s)||Target||Rate (g/ha)||Application Information||PHI (days)|
|Globe Artichokes||Powdery mildew|
(Erysiphe cichoracearum; Leveillula taurica)
|280||Begin applications when disease first appears or when conditions favor disease development. Repeat application at 14-day intervals and a maximum of 6 applications per year. For best results use a minimum of 1000 L of spray volume.|
|Greenhouse Eggplant||Powdery mildew|
(Leveillula taurica; Oidium neolycopersici)
|340||Begin application as soon as possible after initial infection. Maximum 1 application per crop cycle. Apply as a foliar spray in a maximum spray volume of 1000 L water/ha.|
NovaTM Fungicide is toxic to birds, small wild mammals, aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. The use of this chemical may result in contamination of groundwater particularly in areas where soils are permeable (i.e. sandy soil) and/or the depth to the water table is shallow. 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 NovaTM Fungicide 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 https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/registrants-applicants/tools/pesticide-label-search.html
Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity