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Minor Use Label Expansion granted for Poast Ultra


October 7, 2008
By Jim Chaput OMAFRA Minor Use Coordinator

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redbeetsOctober 7, 2008, Guelph, Ont. –
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the
approval of a minor use label expansion for Poast Ultra herbicide
(sethoxydim) for control of labelled weeds on red (garden) beets in
Canada.

October 7, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Poast Ultra herbicide (sethoxydim) for control of labelled weeds on red (garden) beets in Canada.

redbeetsPoast Ultra herbicide was already labelled for use on a wide range of Canadian specialty and minor crops. 

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This minor use submission was sponsored by the Quebec Horticultural Council (CQH) in response to minor use priorities identified by red beet producers and extension personnel.  

Weed management has been a high priority for red beet producers and the registration of Poast Ultra herbicide will provide red beet producers with an effective and useful weed management tool.

Poast Ultra herbicide can be applied at a rate of 0.32 to 1.1 L product per ha in one or two post emergent applications in a water volume that ensures thorough coverage as per the current label directions. Do not exceed the maximum rate of 1.1 L per ha per season. Poast Ultra herbicide should be applied at the one- to six-leaf stage of annual grasses and the one- to four-leaf stage of wild oats and volunteer cereals. The pre-harvest interval for red beets is 49 days.

Poast Ultra herbicide should be used in an integrated weed management program and in rotation with other management strategies. Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Poast Ultra herbicide label.

For copies of the new minor use label contact Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539 or visit http://www.agsolutions.ca.