Pylon miticide-insecticide has an expanded label for greenhouse use

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Pylon miticide-insecticide is now available for use on an increased variety of pests in greenhouse ornamental crops, greenhouse fruiting vegetables and greenhouse cucumbers, says Bradley Hayhoe, professional and specialty solutions, BASF Canada. The Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency has granted registration of two important pests chili and onion thrips on the Pylon miticide-insecticide label for use in greenhouse  ornamentals.


This product is a group 13 insecticide, a member of the pyrrole class of chemistry, with the active ingredient chlorfenapyr.  It also suppresses listed pests in greenhouse fruiting vegetables such as eggplant, ground cherry, pepino, pepper, tomatillo and tomato. Use lower rates when populations are at action thresholds, i.e. prior to infestations causing economic injury.  Use higher rates when populations have reached economic injury levels for yield or quality.


In greenhouse cucumbers, Pylon can be used to suppress spider mites and broad mites, while in greenhouse ornamentals it controls spider mites, two species of looper, foliar nematodes and now three species of thrips.  The maximum number of applications per crop cycle is one. The pre-harvest interval is zero. 













For resistance management recommendations and general information, consult the label.  


Source: BASF Canada July 6, 2020 email and Pylon miticide-insecticide label. 

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