Delegate Insecticide Registered for Ginseng and Several Other Specialty Crops

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Delegate Insecticide for control of several additional insect pests on several crops in Canada including ginseng, basil, dill, popcorn and specialty vegetables in Crop Groups 4 (Leafy Vegetables) and 5 (Brassica Vegetables). Delegate Insecticide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of insects.

These various minor use projects were submitted by Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) between 2010 and 2013 as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel.

The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Delegate Insecticide.

Crop(s) Target Rate (g/ha) Applications PHI (days)
Basil and dill Cabbage looper, thrips 140 – 200 (looper)

200 – 280 (thrips)

3 1 (basil)

14 (dill)

Sweet corn, seed corn, popcorn Corn borer, western bean cutworm 120 – 210 3 1 (sweet corn, seed corn)

28 (pop corn)

Ginseng Leafrollers 200 3 3
Leafy vegetables, crop group 4 Thrips 200 – 336 3 1
Brassica vegetables, crop group 5 Thrips 200 – 336 3 1
Cherries Cherry fruit fly 420 3 7
Stone fruit, crop group 12 Spotted winged drosophila 420 3 1 (peach, nectarine)

7 (cherries, plums, prunes)

14 (apricot)

Delegate Insecticide is toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment, drift or residues on flowering crops or weeds. Do not apply this product to flowering crops or weeds when bees are present. Delegate Insecticide is toxic to small mammals, certain beneficial insects and non-target terrestrial plants. Do not apply this product or allow drift to other crops or non-target areas. Do not contaminate off-target areas or aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers.

Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Delegate label carefully.

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.

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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