Delegate insecticide label expanded on grapes, fruiting vegetables

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Delegate insecticide for control of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on grapes and control of corn borer, potato beetle and SWD on fruiting vegetables, crop group 8-09* in Canada. Delegate insecticide was already labeled for use on a wide variety of crops in Canada for control of several insects.

 

The grape minor use project was submitted by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) and the fruiting vegetable minor use project was submitted by Ontario 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 pest management program and should

 

 Crop(s) 

Target 

Rate (grams per hectare) 

Application Information 

PHI (days) 

Fruiting vegetables, crop group 8-09* 

European corn borer, Colorado potato beetle, Spotted wing drosophila 

CPB: 160 – 240 

ECB: 160 

SWD: 280 

CPB: Time the application for egg hatch or small larvae. Use the higher rate for higher pest pressure or for larger larvae. A repeat application in 7 to 14 days may be necessary depending on the pest pressure. 

ECB: Monitor egg laying and egg hatch to determine application timing. Time the application to coincide with peak egg hatch. A repeat application in 7 to 14 days may be necessary depending on the pest pressure. 

SWD: Timing of applications should be based on the presence of adult flies as determined by local monitoring. A repeat application in 7 to 14 days may be necessary depending on the pest pressure. 

Apply a maximum of three applications per year. 

Grapes 

Spotted wind drosophila 

350 

Applications should be based on the presence of adult flies, as determined by local monitoring. Maximum of three applications per year with a re-treatment interval of 5 days 

 * African Eggplant, Bush tomato, Cocona, Currant tomato, Eggplant, Garden huckleberry, Goji berry, Groundcherry, Martynia, Naranjilla, Okra, Pea Eggplant, Pepino, Pepper, bell, Pepper, nonball, Roselle, Scarlet Eggplant, Sunberry, Tomatillo, Tomato, Tree tomato. Includes cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.

 

Delegate insecticide is toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment, drift or residues on blooming plants. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming plants if bees are visiting the treatment area. Delegate insecticide is also toxic to small wild mammals and certain beneficial insects. 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, restrictions and directions for use on the Delegate insecticide label carefully.

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