Oberon® miticide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage Two-Spotted Spider Mite on Crop Subgroup 3-07B (Green Onion subgroup)
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 Oberon® miticide for control of two-spotted spider mites on Crop Subgroup 3-07B (Green Onion subgroup). Oberon® miticide was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) 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 Oberon® miticide.
|Crop(s)||Target||Rate (mL product / ha)||Application Information||PHI (days)|
|CG 3-07B (Green Onion subgroup which also includes leeks and chives)||Control of Two-Spotted Spider Mites||500 – 600||Apply specific dosage of Oberon® Miticide as needed for control. Good coverage of the foliage is necessary for optimal control. For best results the treatment should be made when whitefly or mite populations begin to build and before a damaging population becomes established. Minimum application volume: 100 L/ha – ground application. Apply in adequate water for uniform coverage with ground or aerial application equipment. Repeat applications at listed intervals if monitoring indicates the need. Maximum allowed per 7-day interval: 600 mL/ha. Maximum allowed per crop season: 1,800 mL/ha. Maximum number of applications per crop season: 3.||7|
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. 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. May be toxic to bee brood. Bee brood may be exposed to residues on pollen and nectar brought back to the hive by bees foraging on flowering crops and weeds. To minimize potential exposure to bees, avoid application if bees are visiting the treatment area. Minimize spray drift to habitats close to the application site.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the Oberon® miticide 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