The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for XenTari WG biological insecticide for control of cabbage looper, corn earworm, and leafrollers on greenhouse strawberries and for control of tomato leafminer on fruiting vegetables in Canada. XenTari WG biological insecticide was already labeled for use on a wide variety of crops in Canada for control of many caterpillar pests.
These minor use projects were submitted by Ontario as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel. Box tree moth was also the subject of an emergency use approval in spring 2019 in response to the first outbreak of box tree moth in Canada.
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 consult the complete label before using XenTari WG biological insecticide.
* 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.
XenTari WG biological insecticide is toxic to bees, certain beneficial insects and aquatic organisms.
Do not apply or allow drift of XenTari WG biological insecticide 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 XenTari WG biological insecticide 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.
Source: Jim Chaput, OMAFRA February 24, 2020 news release