Command Herbicide Registered for Use on Cilantro

Modified from an article written by Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Command 360 ME Herbicide for management of labeled weeds on cilantro and for use at a reduced pre-harvest interval on cucumbers and squash in Canada. Command 360 ME Herbicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several weeds.

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

Command Herbicide is registered for use on cilantro for labeled weeds at a rate of 0.78 L/ha. Apply broadcast after seeding but prior to crop or weed emergence. The Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) for this product is 50 days. Most cilantro crops take 30 to 40 days to mature during the summer. As a result, this registration may only be useful for very early plantings that take longer to mature. Use the history of crop maturity dates on your farm to ensure the crop does not normally mature within 50 days of seeding. Users should be making weed management decisions within a robust integrated weed management program and should consult the complete label before using Command 360 ME Herbicide.

Command 360 ME Herbicide is toxic to aquatic organisms 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, restrictions and directions for use on the Command 360 ME Herbicide 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.

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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