J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Beleaf® Insecticide for the suppression of tarnished plant bug (TPB) on leafy greens, crop subgroup 4-13A and leaf petiole vegetables, crop subgroup 22B and an increased rate for aphids on stone fruit, crop group 12-09 in Canada. Beleaf® Insecticide was already labeled for use against insects on many crops in Canada.
These minor use proposals were submitted by 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 pest management decisions within a robust integrated pest management program and should consult the complete label before using Beleaf® Insecticide.
|Crop(s)||Additional Target Pests||Rate (kg/ha)||Application Information||PHI (days)|
Leafy greens, crop subgroup 4-13A*
Leaf petiole vegetables, crop subgroup 22B*
Tarnished plant bug (suppression)
0.2 (3 applications)
Apply when tarnished plant bugs first appear in the field and before populations reach high levels. Scout fields and reapply if necessary.
Allow a minimum of 7 days between applications.
Do not apply more than 3 applications per year.
Updates to the label for Brassica leafy greens subgroup, 4-13B, Head and stem Brassica crop group 5-13 and celtuce, fennel and kohlrabi were also part of this label update.
*CG4-13A: Amaranth, Chinese; Amaranth, leafy; Aster, Indian; Blackjack; Cat’s Whiskers; Cham-chwi; Cham-namul; Chervil, fresh leaves; Chipilin; Chrysanthemum, garland; Cilantro, fresh leaves; Corn salad; Cosmos; Dandelion; Dang-gwi; Dillweed, fresh leaves; Dock; Dol-nam-mul; Ebolo; Endive; Escarole; Famefower; Feather cockscomb; Good King Henry; Huazontle; Jute leaves; Lettuce, bitter; Lettuce (head and leaf); Orach; Parsley, fresh leaves; Plantain buckhorn; Primrose, English; Purslane, garden; Purslane, winter; Radicchio (Red Chicory); Spinach; Spinach, Malabar; Spinach, New Zealand; Spinach, tree; Swiss Chard; Tanier Spinach; Violet, Chinese.
*CG22B: Cardoon; Celery; Celery, Chinese; Fuki; Rhubarb; Udo; Zuiki as well as cultivars and hybrids of these commodities.
Beleaf® Insecticide is toxic to certain beneficial insects and non-target terrestrial plants. Do not contaminate off-target areas or aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions and directions for use on the Beleaf® Insecticide 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