By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for EXIREL® Insecticide for suppression of thrips on Crop Group 5-13 (brassica head and stem vegetables), and control of carrot weevil on celery. EXIREL® 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 EXIREL® Insecticide.
|Crop(s)||Target||Rate (mL product / ha)||Application Information||PHI (days)|
|CG 5-13 (Brassica Head and Stem Vegetables)||Suppression of Thrips||1000 – 1500||For pests with a range of application rates, use the high rate under heavy pest pressure. Do not make more than 4 applications per season. Do not apply more than once every 5 days. Do not exceed a total of 4.5 litres EXIREL® insecticide per ha per season. Do not make a foliar application of EXIREL® insecticide for a minimum of 60 days following an in-furrow or soil application or planting of seed or seed pieces treated with any Group 28 insecticide.||1|
|Celery||Control of Carrot Weevil||1000 – 1500||For pests with a range of application rates, use the high rate under heavy pest pressure. Do not make more than 4 applications per season. Do not apply more than once every 5 days. Do not exceed a total of 450 g of cyantraniliprole per ha per season. Do not make a foliar application of EXIREL™ insecticide for a minimum of 60 days following an in-furrow or soil application or planting of seed or seed pieces treated with any Group 28 insecticide.||1|
Toxic to non-target terrestrial plants. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to aquatic organisms. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to certain beneficial arthropods (which may include predatory and parasitic insects, spiders, and mites). Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on beneficial arthropods in habitats next to the application site such as hedgerows and woodland. Toxic to bees. DO NOT apply this product to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area. Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are not active. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on bees in habitats close to the application site. 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 strip between the treated area and the edge of the water body. As this product is not resistered for the control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes. DO NOT allow effluent or runoff from greenhouses containing this product to enter lakes, streams, ponds or other waters. To further minimize exposure to pollinators, refer to the complete guidance “Protecting Pollinators during Pesticide Spraying – Best Management Practices” on the Health Canada website (www.canada.ca/pollinators)
Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the EXIREL® 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 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