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More crops added to Maxim 480FS seed treatment label


September 16, 2008
By Jim Chaput OMAFRA Minor Use Coordinator

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More crops added to Maxim 480FS seed treatment label
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the
approval of a minor use label expansion for Maxim 480FS seed treatment
(fludioxonil) for control of labelled diseases (Fusarium, Rhizoctonia,
Aspergillus, Penicillium) on sugar beets, red beets and cauliflower.

September 15, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Maxim 480FS seed treatment (fludioxonil) for control of labelled diseases (Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Aspergillus, Penicillium) on sugar beets, red beets and cauliflower.

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maximphotoMaxim 480FS seed treatment was already labelled in Canada for management of these diseases on almost all crops and crop groups however sugar beets, red beets and cauliflower had been omitted from the original registration. This minor use project was sponsored by the minor use office of OMAFRA during the spring of 2007 as a result of minor use priorities put forward by Canadian producers.

This registration addresses a significant minor use priority for producers of sugar beets, red beets and cauliflower in Canada who have a need for harmonized disease management options.

Maxim 480FS seed treatment should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies. Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Maxim 480FS seed treatment label.

For copies of the new supplemental label contact Kristy Grigg, OMAFRA acting vegetable specialist, Guelph (519) 826-4963, Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA vegetable specialist, Ridgetown (519) 674-1699, Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph, (519) 826-3539 or visit Syngenta Crop Protection at www.syngenta.ca.