PARTNER CONTENT Sap-feeding insects are among the most destructive insect pests, causing economic losses in horticultural crops. Management of sap-feeding insects often requires diverse control tactics, including the use of insecticides such as Closer™ Insecticide with Isoclast™ active.
BASF Canada has received registration for a fungicide with new active ingredient Revysol for broad spectrum control against foliar diseases such as early blight, black dot and brown spot in potatoes. It will be available for the 2022 growing season.
Federal ministers of health, agriculture and agri-food, environment and climate change have paused any proposed increases to Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) including for glyphosate. There will be no increases to MRLs until at least spring 2022.
In the midst of berry growing and harvesting season, growers should be aware of label changes for this crop protection product. As Erica Pate, Ontario fruit crop specialist points out, the increased use rate changes of Malathion 85E mean that the product now controls, not just suppresses, spotted wing drosophila.
UPL, a global manufacturer and distributor of biosolutions, is forming a new global business unit called Natural Plant Protection. The company forecasts that the biosolutions market will grow to US$10 billion by 2025.