The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Makoinsecticide for control of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on caneberries* (subgroup 13-07A), bushberries* (subgroup 13-07B), low growing berries* (subgroup 13-07G) and cherries in Canada. These approvals also included control of wasps in cherries. Makoinsecticide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several pests and has been available as an emergency use for SWD for the past few years.
These minor use projects were submitted by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel. Thanks to the personnel of AAFC-PMC who completed the necessary studies and reports in a timely manner. Gratitude is also extended to Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) personnel who expedited the review of these submissions so that growers would have access in time for the 2019 growing season.
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 Makoinsecticide.
Makoinsecticide is toxic to aquatic organisms, bees and certain beneficial insects. DO NOT apply this product to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area. Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are less active. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on bees in habitats close to the application site. Do not contaminate aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers.
Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Makoinsecticide 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, minor use coordinator, Guelph, Ontario