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Emergency label for Delegate to control SWD

September 13, 2012  By Press release

September 13, 2012, Guelph, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of emergency use of Delegate WG for control of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on stone fruit, bush berry and cane berry crops for the 2012 growing season.

The label expansion permits growers in Ontario, Quebec, B.C., Alberta, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia to apply Delegate WG for SWD control from now until November 30, 2012, on stone fruit, bush berry and cane berry crops, including grape, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry.

Delegate WG, a Dow AgroSciences product, provides control of a broad spectrum of insect pests in a variety of fruit and vegetable crops.


Delegate is from the spinosyn chemistry class, a mode of action that provides rapid control of targeted pests across multiple growth stages. It combines the environmental profile of a biological product with the efficacy of synthetic technologies.

“The PMRA has provided this emergency use label expansion to help fruit growers in Canada manage the proliferation of SWD in their stone fruit and berry crops,” said Allan McFadden, research scientist with Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

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