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Sivanto Prime® insecticide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help Colorado potato beetle on field grown eggplant and field tomatoes in Canada

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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 Sivanto Prime® insecticide for control of Colorado potato beetle in field grown tomatoes and eggplant in Canada. Sivanto Prime® insecticide was already labeled for management of insects 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 insect management decisions within a robust integrated insect management program and should consult the complete label before using for Sivanto Prime® insecticide.

Crop(s)TargetRate (mL product / ha)Application InformationPHI (days)
Field grown eggplants,   Field tomatoesControl of Colorado potato beetle2000 [based on 20 mL/100 m single row spaced 1 m apart OR 30 mL/100 m twin row spaced 1.5 m apart (note: each twin row consists of two single rows treated with 15 mL/100 m single row)]Apply as an in-furrow application at transplanting. Application should be made with sufficient water to ensure incorporation into the root zone. Maximum Sivanto Prime Insecticide allowed per crop season, regardless of application method: 2000 mL/ha.  Do not make any application of Sivanto Prime Insecticide following a soil, in-furrow, or seed treatment application of a Group 4D Insecticide.45

Toxic to aquatic organisms. Observe spray buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to adult bees in laboratory studies via oral exposure, however, not toxic to bees through contact exposure, and field studies conducted with this product have shown no effects on honeybee colony development. Minimize spray drift to reduce exposure to bees in habitats close to the application site. Application during the crop blooming period, and when flowering weeds are present may only be made in the early morning and the evening when most bees are not foraging. To further minimize exposure to pollinators, refer to the complete guidance “Protecting Pollinators during Pesticide Spraying – Best Management Practices” on the Health Canada website ( 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. Flupyradifurone is persistent and may carryover. It is recommended that any products containing flupyradifurone not be used in areas treated with this product during the previous season. 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 for Sivanto Prime® insecticide label carefully.

For a copy of the new minor use label contact your contact Amanda Tracey, Vegetable Crops Specialist, OMAFRA, Ridgetown (519) 350-7134, your regional supply outlet, 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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