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UP-Cyde Insecticide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage Tarnished Plant Bug on Field Lettuce

By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for UP-Cyde® Insecticide for tarnished plant bug on field lettuce. UP-Cyde® Insecticide was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec 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 insect management decisions within a robust integrated insect management program and should consult the complete label before using UP-Cyde® Insecticide

Crop(s)TargetRate (mL product/ha)Application InformationPHI (days)
Field LettuceControl of Tarnished Plant Bug200Apply in 100 to 500 L/ha of water when damage or insects are first observed. Apply up to 4 applications at 7- to 14-day interval.14

Toxic to aquatic organisms. Observe buffer zones and vegetative filter strips specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. TOXIC to bees. Bees may be exposed through direct spray, spray drift, and residues on leaves, pollen and nectar in flowering crops and weeds. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on bees in habitats close to the application site. Avoid applications when bees are foraging in the treatment area in ground cover containing blooming weeds. To further minimize exposure to pollinators, refer to the complete guidance “Protecting Pollinators during Pesticide Spraying – Best Management Practices” on ( Follow crop specific directions for application timing. Toxic to certain beneficial insects.

Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on beneficial insects in habitats next to the application site such as hedgerows and woodland. 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. To reduce risk to aquatic organisms from runoff, a vegetative filter strip of at least 10 metres wide between the field edge and adjacent, downhill aquatic habitats must be observed, as specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE.

Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the UP-Cyde® Insecticide 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

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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