The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Velum Prime nematicide/fungicide for the suppression of nematodes on ginseng, caneberries, pome fruit and stone fruit in Canada. Velum Prime nematicide/fungicide was already labeled for use against nematodes on several crops in Canada.
These minor use proposals were submitted by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel.
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 Velum Prime nematicide/fungicide.
Velum Prime nematicide/fungicide is toxic to birds, aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. This product demonstrates the properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in groundwater. The use of this product in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow, may result in groundwater contamination. 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 Velum Prime nematicide/fungicide 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, minor use coordinator, OMAFRA, September 29, 2020.