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 ERAGON® LQ Herbicide for control or suppression of labelled weeds in raspberry and blackberry in Eastern Canada and British Columbia (excluding the Peace River Region). ERAGON® LQ 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’s 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 ERAGON® LQ Herbicide.
Rate (mL product/ha)
Raspberry and Blackberry
Use as a directed spray. Apply to dormant raspberry and blackberry as a banded application directed at the base of the crops while targeting emerged broadleaf weeds. DO NOT allow spray drift to contact dormant canes as severe crop injury will result. Use ground equipment only. DO NOT apply banded treatments using high pressure hand wands. Maximum of 1 application per season. Add Merge Adjuvant at a rate of 1 L/ha.
TOXIC to non-target terrestrial plants. Observe spray buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. To reduce run-off from treated areas into aquatic habitats, avoid application to areas with a moderate to steep slope, compacted soil, or clay. Avoid application when heavy rain is forecast. Contamination of aquatic areas as a result of run-off may be reduced by including a vegetative filter strip between the treated area and the edge of the water body.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on ERAGON® LQ Herbicide label carefully.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact Erica Pate, Erica Pate, Berry Crops Specialist OMAFRA, Simcoe (519) 410-0624, 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
Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration activity