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Nufarm offers spotted wing drosophila control option


April 22, 2021
By Fruit and Vegetable

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Nufarm has added a new horticulture insecticide to its Canadian portfolio for the 2021 growing season. Danitol provides control of tough-to-control pests in a variety of crops. In particular, it is a management option for highbush blueberry and raspberry growers in the lower mainland of British Columbia dealing with spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

Danitol is a Group 3 pyrethroid insecticide that controls pests from several different families of insects. It is a contact product that was supported in Canada through the National Minor Use Program for its control of SWD in highbush blueberries and raspberries. Unlike other synthetic pyrethroids, Danitol does not cause mite flare-ups. It is also registered to control a variety of insects in bushberry, caneberry, cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, stone fruit, pome fruit, succulent peas and tree nuts.

Highbush blueberry and raspberry growers should apply Danitol when the first pest activity is observed. Specifically, for SWD, it is designed to control the female before she lays her eggs.

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Growers interested in Danitol should contact their local retailers to book product. For additional product information, visit Nufarm.ca or call 1-800-868-5444.