Priorities set for minor use research in 2019

Weed control in carrots is one of the priorities for 2019. Photo by Glenn Lowson.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) hosted the 16th national minor use priority setting workshop in Gatineau, Quebec from March 20-22.

 

This meeting brought together a wide range of participants from across Canada including university and federal researchers, crop extension specialists, provincial specialists, minor use coordinators, registrants, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) representatives, growers and grower organization representatives, processing companies and other stakeholders.  In addition several individuals from the U.S. IR-4 program and Australia also attended the meeting.

 

The purpose of this meeting was to review the top minor use priorities identified by each of the provinces for all crops including ornamentals and to establish the top priority projects for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) to do work in 2019.

 

The first full day of the minor use program covered weed science priorities, the second day covered entomology priorities and the third day covered pathology priorities. Biopesticide priorities were reviewed at the beginning of each discipline day and based upon national interest, two potential biopesticides projects were chosen each day for a merit analysis that will eventually choose three biopesticides Category A projects for PMC to undertake.

 

For the conventional minor use needs for each of the three main pest management disciplines, up to 10 top priorities (ranked as As) are chosen from a long list of identified crop protection product solutions.  Additional secondary priorities (ranked as Bs) were also chosen for each discipline each day.   

 

The provincial minor use coordinators could also add five regional upgrade projects at the end of the process and the organic industry could also add two priority projects to the list of chosen projects. 

 

Additional top crop/pest issues that did not have any identifiable solutions were also chosen to be part of minor use screening trials designed to find some useful solutions for growers.  At this year’s meeting the top priorities chosen for this group (called APWS) included broad mite on greenhouse ornamentals and soil-borne diseases on coriander.

 

The discussions, collaborations and decisions made at this meeting demonstrated the critical needs that producers have and how the system can work to address them.  Growers, researchers, registrants, provincial specialists and other stakeholders worked to reach consensus and negotiate needs. Overall the process was successful and now the next step is for AAFC-PMC to complete the minor use submissions that were agreed upon.  Additionally the provinces also have to follow up on a number of potential submissions and rationales for minor use needs.

 

The following table summarizes the projects agreed upon for each discipline.  These projects will be submitted to the PMRA by AAFC-PMC, and the data requirements completed in 2020-2021.  Registration decisions for these will likely occur in late 2021 and 2022.  A final version of the top projects will be available this summer on the AAFC-PMC website:   http://www.agr.gc.ca/env/pest/index_e.php

 

Crop/Crop Group

Pest(s)

Product Solution

Active Ingredient Solution

Registrant

BIOPESTICIDE PROJECTS ** only 3 of these go forward after merit analysis

Outdoor and GH food and non-food crops

Insects

Captiva Prime

capsicum oleoresin extract, garlic oil, and soybean oil

Gowan

Outdoor and GH food and non-food crops

Botrytis species

Botrystop

Ulocladium oudemansii

Bioworks

Outdoor and GH food and non-food crops

Botrytis, Sclerotinia

Armour-Zen

chitosan

Botryzen Ltd.

Potatoes, GH tomatoes

Ripening device

Restrain

ethylene

Restrain Co. Ltd.

Potatoes, fruiting vegetables

Colorado potato beetle

Trident

Bacillus thuringiensis var tenebrionis

Certis USA

Outdoor food and non-food crops

Nematodes

Majestene

Burkholderia rinojensis strain A396

Marrone

WEED SCIENCE PROJECTS

Carrots

Weeds

Zidua

pyroxasulfone

BASF

Parsnip

Edge

ethafluralin

Gowan

Potato

Broadloom

bentazon

UPI

Onions, dry

Weeds on mineral soil

Frontier Max

dimethenamid-p

BASF

Onions, green

Weeds

Goal

oxyflurofen

Dow-Dupont

Beans, dry

Avadex

triallate

Gowan

Coriander

Command

clomazone

FMC

Mint

Tough

pyridate

Engage Agro

Sunflowers

Prowl

pendimethalin

BASF

Hops

Lontrel

clopyralid

Dow-Dupont

ENTOMOLOGY PROJECTS

Onions, dry

Cutworms

Coragen

chlorantraniliprole

FMC

Lettuce, GH

Lepidoptera

Harvanta

cyclaniliprole

ISK

Cucumber, GH

Mites, reduced PHI

Fujimite

fenpyroximate

Nichino

Strawberry, GH

Mites

Shuttle

acequinocyl

Arysta

Canary seed

Aphids

Beleaf

flonicamid

ISK

Mint

Aphids

Pyganic

pyrethrins

MGK

Hops

Leafhoppers (east), Aphids (west)

Malathion

malathion

Loveland

Conifers

Shoot boring sawfly

Sivanto

flupyradifurone

Bayer

Ornamentals, GH

Thrips

Veratran D

sabadilla

MGK

Ornamentals, outdoor

Black vine weevil

Veratran D

sabadilla

MGK

PLANT PATHOLOGY PROJECTS

Spinach

Downy mildew

Zampro

ametoctradin + dimethomorph

BASF

Mustard greens

Downy mildew

Picarbutrazox

picarbutrazox

Nisso

Pepper, GH

Powdery mildew

Gatten

flutianil

OAT Agrio

Strawberries

Anthracnose

Aprovia Top

benzovindiflupyr + difenoconazole

Syngenta

Alfalfa

Blossom blight

Delaro

prothioconazole + trifloxystrobin

Bayer

Basil

Downy mildew

Picarbutrazox

picarbutrazox

Nisso

Hops

Powdery mildew

Gatten

flutianil

OAT Agrio

Ornamentals, GH

Downy mildew

Picarbutrazox

picarbutrazox

Nisso

Ornamentals, outdoor

Septoria leaf spot

pydiflumetofen

A19649

Syngenta

Quinoa

Downy mildew

Picarbutrazox

picarbutrazox

Nisso

REGIONAL UPGRADE PROJECTS

Lowbush blueberry (MARITIMES)

Diseases

Revysol

mefentrifluconazole

BASF

Switchgrass (QC)

Weeds

Pixxaro

halauxifen + fluroxypyr + mcpa

Dow Agro

Green onions (ON)

Downy mildew

Picarbutrazox

picarbutrazox

Nisso

Timothy (PRAIRIES)

Weeds

Cirpreme XC

halauxifen + florasulam + clopyralid

Dow Agro

Cherries (BC)

Powdery mildew

Gatten

flutianil

OAT Agrio Co.

ORGANIC PRIORITIES

Caneberries

Rust

Oxidate 2.0

H2O2 + peroxyacetic acid

Biosafe

Cranberries

Fruit rot

Oxidate 2.0

H2O2 + peroxyacetic acid

Biosafe

             
Publish date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

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