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Callisto 480SC label expansion


July 14, 2009
By Marg Land


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Callisto 480SC label expansion


The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently
announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Callisto
(mesotrione) herbicide.

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July 14, 2009 – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Callisto (mesotrione) herbicide.

The label expansion covers late post-emergence control/suppression of labeled weeds on seed and sweet corn in Eastern Canada and British Columbia.
 
Callisto 480SC herbicide is a suspension concentrate (SC) that provides selective control of annual broadleaf weeds in corn. It is a new mode of action for post emergence broadleaved weed control that has shown to be very effective in field corn. The herbicide is already registered in Eastern Canada (PCP # 27833) for pre-emergence use in field, seed, and sweet corn, and post emergence use in field corn for control of annual broadleaf weeds namely, lamb’s-quarters, redroot pigweed velvetleaf, wild mustard and common ragweed (suppression).
 
This label expansion will provide corn growers with a needed post-emergence weed management tool for seed corn and sweet corn. This minor use submission was compiled by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) Minor Use Pesticide Program.
 
This label expansion, achieved through the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion (URMULE) process of PMRA, was sponsored by AAFC-PMC in response to minor use priorities established by corn producers, processors, extension personnel and researchers in Canada.
 
For copies of the new minor use label contact Nadine Lavigne, Pest Management Centre, nadine.lavigne@agr.gc.ca , 613-759-6176; or the registrant Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, 1-877-964-3682, http://www.syngenta.ca/.