The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Exirel insecticide for suppression of thrips on Crop Group 5-13 (brassica head and stem vegetables), and control of carrot weevil on celery. This product was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel.
Users should be making insect management decisions within a robust integrated insect management program and should consult the complete label before using Exirel insecticide.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the Exirel insecticide label carefully.
For Ontario growers, a copy of the new minor use label is available through Travis Cranmer, vegetable crops specialist, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 835-3382, your regional supply outlet, or visit the PMRA label site http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/registrant-titulaire/tools-outils/label-etiq-eng.php
Source: Josh Mosiondz, minor use coordinator, OMAFRA