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 HARVANTA® insecticide for control of blackheaded fireworm and suppression of cranberry tipworm in Canada. HARVANTA® insecticide 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 and Food 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 HARVANTA® insecticide.
Rate (L product / ha)
Control of blackheaded fireworm Suppression of cranberry tipworm
Application Instructions – boom and ground spray Begin applications when treatment thresholds have been reached. Thorough coverage is essential to achieve best results. Apply in sufficient water volume to obtain adequate coverage of foliage (200-1000 L/ha depending on equipment). Application Instructions – chemigation (solid set sprinklers) Begin applications when treatment thresholds have been reached. Thorough coverage is essential to achieve best results. Apply in a minimum spray volume of 3000 L/ha.
Toxic to aquatic organisms. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to certain beneficial insects. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on beneficial insects in habitats next to the application site such as hedgerows and woodland. TOXIC to bees. Bees may be exposed through direct spray, spray drift, and residues on leaves, pollen and nectar in flowering crops and weeds. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on bees in habitats close to the application site. Avoid applications when bees are foraging in the treatment area in ground cover containing blooming weeds. To further minimize exposure to pollinators, refer to the complete guidance “Protecting Pollinators during Pesticide Spraying – Best Management Practices” on the Health Canada website (www.healthcanada.gc.ca/pollinators).
Follow crop specific directions for application timing. Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the for HARVANTA® insecticide 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 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