by J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for EntrustTM and SuccessTM Insecticide (spinosad) for control of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on caneberries (crop subgroup 13-07A), bushberries (crop subgroup 13-07B, except highbush cranberries and lingonberries) and low growing berries (crop subgroup 13-07G, except lowbush blueberries and cranberries) in Canada. EntrustTM and SuccessTM Insecticide were already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of insects.
These minor use projects were submitted by Quebec in collaboration with other provinces in 2014 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 IPM program and should consult the complete label before using EntrustTM or SuccessTM Insecticides.
EntrustTM and SuccessTM Insecticide are highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment, drift or residues on flowering crops or weeds. Do not apply this product to flowering crops or weeds when bees are present. EntrustTM and SuccessTM Insecticide are highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates and harmful to parasitoids and predatory mites. Do not apply this product or allow drift to other crops or non-target areas. Do not contaminate off-target areas or aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers.
Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the EntrustTM and SuccessTM labels carefully.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact your local crop specialist, 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