March 11, 2015 By Jim Chaput Minor Use Coordinator OMAFRA
March 11, 2015, Guelph, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for Vivando Fungicide for control/suppression of powdery mildew on fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, hops, cherries, nectarines and peaches in Canada.
Vivando Fungicide was already labeled for management of powdery mildew on grapes in Canada.
These minor use projects were submitted jointly by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) and US IR-4 as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel in Canada and the US. Management of powdery mildews has been a priority of producers of many crops.
The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Vivando Fungicide.
Vivando Fungicide can be used for control or suppression of powdery mildew on the a number of crops, including fruiting vegetables and cucurbits.
Vivando Fungicide should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies to adequately manage resistance. Vivando Fungicide is toxic to aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. Do not contaminate aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers. Metrafenone is persistent and may carryover. It is recommended that any products containing metrafenone not be used in areas treated with this product during the previous season.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact your local crop specialist, regional supply outlet or visit the PMRA label site http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/registrant-titulaire/tools-outils/label-etiq-eng.php.
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