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Assail® receives emergency registration


June 1, 2009
By Marg Land


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Assail® receives emergency registration
Atlantic lowbush blueberry
producers have received an emergency use registration for DuPont™
Assail® to control blueberry maggot.

June 1, 2009, Mississauga, Ont. – Atlantic lowbush blueberry producers have received an emergency use registration for DuPont™ Assail® to control blueberry maggot.

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The emergency use approval for Assail® applies to the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island from June 1, 2009 to August 31, 2009.

Assail® 70 WP is registered at a rate of 136 g/ha to 160 g /ha, using a minimum finished spray volume of 200 litres per hectare. Assail® should be used at the higher rate for heavy infestations or dense foliage.

In lowbush blueberries, Assail® can be applied up to three times during the emergency use registration period. The crop can be harvested one day following the last application.

For more information about Assail® insecticide, contact your local crop protection retailer, DuPont representative, at 1-800-667-3925 or visit the web site at www.dupont.ca/ag.