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KANEMITE® miticide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage Two-Spotted Spider Mite on Crop Subgroup 13-07B (Bushberries)

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 KANEMITE® miticide for control of two-spotted spider mites on Crop Subgroup 13-07B (Bushberries). KANEMITE® miticide was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries 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 insect management decisions within a robust integrated insect management program and should consult the complete label before using KANEMITE® miticide.

Rate (L product / ha)
Application Information
PHI (days)
CG 13-07B (Bushberries)
Control of Two-Spotted Spider Mites
Allow a minimum of 21 days between applications of KANEMITE 15 SC MITICIDE and apply only when thresholds are reached as determined through monitoring. Thorough spray coverage is required for optimum control. For control of Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) mix KANEMITE 15 SC MITICIDE in a maximum 1000 L of water per ha of water and apply as a full coverage spray to the foliage to drip. Actual spray volume will vary depending on the size of plants being sprayed. Application should be made as soon as the mite population reaches economic infestation levels

TOXIC to aquatic organisms. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. For reduced runoff from treated areas into aquatic habitats, consider the characteristics and conditions of the site before treatment. Site characteristics and conditions that may lead to runoff include, but are not limited to: heavy rainfall, moderate to steep slope, bare soil, poorly draining soil (e.g. soils that are compacted or fine textured such as clay). Avoid application of this product when heavy rain is forecasted. Contamination of aquatic areas as a result of runoff may be reduced by including a vegetative strip between the treated area and the edge of the water body. Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the KANEMITE® miticide label carefully.

For a copy of the new minor use label contact Erica Pate, Berry Crops Specialist OMAFRA, Simcoe (519) 410-0624, 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

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