Category Archives: Minor Use

Switch® Fungicide label expanded for Celery Leaf Curl

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Switch® Fungicide for control of anthracnose (leaf curl) on celery in Canada. Switch® Fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.

This minor use project was submitted 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 pest management decisions within a robust integrated disease management program and should consult the complete label before using switch fungicide.


Switch® Fungicide is TOXIC to aquatic organisms. Fludioxonil is persistent and may carryover. It is recommended that any products containing fludioxonil not be used in areas treated with this product during the previous season. Do not permit Switch Fungicide to contaminate off-target areas or aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers. 

Follow all precautions and detailed directions for use on the Switch® Fungicide label carefully. 

For a copy of the new minor use label contact your local crop specialist, regional supply outlet or visit the PMRA label site.

This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity.

 

 

Prowl® H2O Herbicide label expanded for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded green onions grown on muck soil

Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Prowl® H2O Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded, green (bunching) onions grown on muck soil in eastern Canada and British Columbia. Prowl® H2O Herbicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of weeds. Continue reading Prowl® H2O Herbicide label expanded for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded green onions grown on muck soil

66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

The 66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held April 12-13 at the Bradford and District Memorial Community located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. The conference is free and registration starts at 8:30. For more details please see:  http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html

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Minor use label expansion for malathion for brown marmorated stink bug

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the conditional approval of the 3rd Canadian minor use label expansion for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) for MALATHION 85E insecticide (malathion) for suppression of BMSB on a large number of currently labeled crops in Canada. MALATHION 85E was already labeled for management of a variety of insect pests on several crops in Canada.

This minor use submission for BMSB was sponsored in 2011 by the minor use office of OMAFRA in response to the urgent threat posed to agriculture by this new invasive pest and minor use priorities identified by producers and extension personnel in Canada. Continue reading Minor use label expansion for malathion for brown marmorated stink bug

MINOR USE LABEL EXPANSION GRANTED FOR ASSURE® II HERBICIDE FOR WEED CONTROL ON CUCURBIT VEGETABLES IN CANADA

By Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use registration for ASSURE® II (quizalofop-p-ethyl) Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on crop group 9, cucurbit vegetables in Canada. Crop group 9, cucurbit vegetables includes cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins and gourds. ASSURE® was already labeled for use on a wide range of Canadian major, specialty and minor crops. Continue reading MINOR USE LABEL EXPANSION GRANTED FOR ASSURE® II HERBICIDE FOR WEED CONTROL ON CUCURBIT VEGETABLES IN CANADA