Acramite Miticide Registered for Use on Herbs and Mint

by: Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Acramite® Miticide (bifenazate) for control of two spotted spider mites on crop group 19A, herbs and mint in Canada. This new registration applies to most of the common culinary herbs grown in Ontario except parsley, which is not in the Herb Crop Group. For the full list of registered herbs consult the label.

This minor use project was submitted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) 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 be making pest management decisions within a robust integrated pest management program and should consult the complete label before using Acramite® Miticide.

Application Procedures:

Target Pest: Two-spotted spider mite
Application Rate: 851 g/ha
Restricted Entry Interval (REI): 12 hours
Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI): 7 days (Mint and Crop Group 19A except basil), 3 days (basil)

Begin applications as soon as crop or environmental conditions favour disease development. Apply at a 5 -10 day interval. Do not exceed 3 applications per growing season.

Acramite® Miticide is toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms and may be harmful to beneficial predatory or parasitic arthropods. 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, restrictions and directions for use on the Acramite® Miticide 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

Note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation for this particular product, but rather a notice of registration

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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