Agri-mek® Insecticide/Miticide labels expanded via Minor Use Program for control of spider mites on hops and caneberries and thrips on green onions in Canada

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of  URMULE registrations for Agri-mek® EC Insecticide/Miticide and Agri-mek® SC for control of spider mites on caneberries and hops and thrips on the green onion crop subgroup 3-07B* in Canada. Agri-mek® EC and Agri-mek® SC were already labeled for use on some tree fruits, berries, celery, dry onions and potatoes in Canada.

The minor use projects for caneberries (pre-harvest use) and green onion crop subgroup 3-07B were submitted by AAFC-PMC in 2012 and 2009 respectively.  The project to add hops to the SC formulation was submitted by Syngenta in 2015 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 consult the complete label before using Agri-mek® EC or Agri-mek® SC.

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This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds.  Do not apply this product or allow drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area.  Agri-mek® is also toxic to aquatic organisms, fish and wildlife.  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 Agri-mek®  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

 

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