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Surround WP label expanded


October 30, 2008
By Jim Chaput OMAFRA Minor Use Coordinator & L. Cass AAFC-PMC Ottawa

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leafhopperOctober 30, 2008, Guelph, Ont. –
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the
approval of a minor use label expansion for Surround WP Crop Protectant
(kaolin) for reduction in damage from leafhoppers on dry beans,
potatoes, carrots, strawberries, raspberries and leafy vegetables (crop
group 4, including celery, lettuce, parsley and spinach) in Canada. 

October 30, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Surround WP Crop Protectant (kaolin) for reduction in damage from leafhoppers on dry beans, potatoes, carrots, strawberries, raspberries and leafy vegetables (crop group 4, including celery, lettuce, parsley and spinach) in Canada. 

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Surround WP Crop Protectant, a novel, barrier film, pest management tool, was already labelled in Canada for reduction in damage from insect pests of pome fruits and tree nuts, leafhoppers on grapes and cucumber beetles on cucurbit vegetables and has been a welcome addition to the IPM toolkit for both organic and conventional producers.

For copies of the new supplemental label contact Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph, 1-888-466-2372 ext. 63539, Leslie Cass, AAFC-PMC, Ottawa, 613-694-2438, or visit the Engage Agro website at http://www.engageagro.com.