J. MOSIONDZ, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for VELUM® PRIME Nematicide/Fungicide for control of stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) on garlic in Canada. VELUM® PRIME Nematicide was already labeled for management of nematodes and diseases on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs 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 disease management decisions within a robust integrated disease management program and should consult the complete label before using VELUM® PRIME Nematicide/Fungicide.
|Crop||Pest Suppressed||Rate||PHI||Use Information|
|Garlic||Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci)||500 mL/ha |
3.75 mL / 100 m row (based on 75 cm row spacing)
|30 days||One application at planting in the fall OR in the spring. Spray specified dosage in a 10-15 cm band in-furrow at planting and cover with soil. For best results, direct the in-furrow spray to the seed and soil.|
Apply in 50-300 L of water per hectare.
Toxic to aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to birds. This product demonstrates the properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in groundwater. The use of this product in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow, may result in groundwater contamination. To reduce runoff from treated areas into aquatic habitats avoid application to areas with a moderate to steep slope, compacted soil, or clay. Avoid application when heavy rain is forecast. Contamination of aquatic areas as a result of runoff may be reduced by including a vegetative filter strip between the treated area and the edge of the water body.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the VELUM® PRIME Nematicide/Fungicide label carefully.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact Travis Cranmer, Vegetable Crops Specialist, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 835-3382, your regional supply outlet, or visit the PMRA label site http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/registrant-titulaire/tools-outils/label-etiq-eng.php
Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity.