The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Fontelis fungicide for suppression of sclerotinia stem rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Crop Group 9 (Cucurbit vegetables). Fontelis fungicide was already labeled for management of diseases 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.
The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should be making disease management decisions within a robust integrated disease management program and should consult the complete label before using Fontelis fungicide.
Ontario growers who want the new minor use label may contact Elaine Roddy, vegetable crops specialist, OMAFRA, Ridgetown (519) 401-5890. Or you can contact 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.