By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for PROWL® H2O Herbicide for control or suppression of labelled weeds listed pome and stone fruits (new and established plantings) in Canada. PROWL® H2O Herbicide was already labeled for management of weeds on a wide 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 weed management decisions within a robust integrated weed management program and should consult the complete label before using PROWL® H2O Herbicide.
Rate (L product/ha)
Apple; Apricot; Cherry, sweet; Cherry, tart; Crabapple; Nectarine; Peach; Pear; Plum; Plum, Chickasaw; Plum, Damson; Plum, Japanese; Plum, prune; Plumcot
Apply PROWL H2O herbicide as a broadcast or banded treatment using ground equipment before weed germination. Apply the spray directly to the ground beneath the trees and/ or in areas between rows. Uniformly apply with properly calibrated ground equipment using a minimum of 200 L water per hectare. DO NOT apply over the top of trees with leaves or buds or fruit. Contact by the spray mixture with leaves, shoots, or buds may cause injury.
TOXIC to aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the PROWL® H2O Herbicide label carefully.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact Kristy Grigg-McGuffin, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialist – Apples (519) 420-9422, Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialist – Tender Fruit (905) 932-8695, your regional supply outlet, or visit the PMRA label site.
Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity