The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has granted a label extension for Closer insecticide use in root and tuber vegetables to control leafhoppers and tarnished plant bug. The product was already registered for aphid control.
“This approval is significant as it gives growers greater access to a highly effective product that combats insects at various stages of growth,” says Chantal Veilleux, Corteva horticulture agronomist for Quebec and Ontario.
Closer insecticide, powered by Isoclast active, controls both resistant and non-resistant pests, delivering the active ingredient. Sulfloxaflor moves quickly through the plant and has excellent systemic and translaminar activity that controls insect pests both on contact and by ingestion. The results are fast knockdown and control of leafhopper, tarnished plant bugs, aphids as well as other insects. Always refer to the label for the right rate to use.
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Source: Corteva Agriscience June 15, 2020