J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for ZAMPRO® Fungicide (ametoctradin + dimethomorph) for control of downy mildew on spinach and suppression of downy mildew on blackberries in Canada. ZAMPRO® Fungicide was already labeled for management of several diseases on a range of crops in Canada.
These minor use proposals were submitted by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) 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 pest management program and should consult the complete label before using ZAMPRO® Fungicide.
Downy mildew (control)
Begin applications of prior to disease development and continue on a 5 to 7-day interval. Apply in at least 200 L water per ha. Maximum of 3 applications per season.
Downy mildew (suppression)
0.8 – 1.0
Begin applications of prior to disease development and continue on a 5 – 7 day interval. The addition of a registered non-ionic surfactant at 0.125% v/v is recommended to improve disease control performance. Apply spray to obtain thorough and complete plant coverage. Maximum of 3 applications per season.
ZAMPRO® Fungicide is toxic to aquatic organisms. Do not apply this product or allow drift to other crops or non-target areas. 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 ZAMPRO® Fungicide label carefully.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact your local crop specialist, grower association representative, regional supply outlet or visit the PMRA label site https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/registrants-applicants/tools/pesticide-label-search.html
Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity