Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide Approved for use on Field Grown Cannabis and Industrial Hemp

Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide label expanded via Minor Use Program for control of box tree moth on boxwood and caterpillar pests on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada

  1. Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide for control of box tree moth on boxwood and control of corn borer and cabbage looper on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada. Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide was already labeled for use on a wide variety of crops in Canada for control of many caterpillar pests.  This is one of the first ever minor use registrations for ‘field-grown cannabis and hemp’ in Canada.

These minor use projects were submitted by Ontario 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 Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide.

Crop(s) Target Rate (L/ha) Application Information

Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis)

1.5 – 2.5 Apply at first signs of infestation when larvae are small. Repeat applications, according to economic threshold, as necessary to maintain control. Thorough coverage of all foliage is essential. Use sufficient volume to ensure thorough coverage, a minimum of 300 L/ha is recommended
Field-grown cannabis and hemp Cabbage looper 0.9 – 1.8 For ECB monitor for the pest and apply at hatching, before larvae bore into plant tissues. For cabbage looper begin application just prior to egg hatch and continue as indicated by monitoring. Repeat application at interval of 5 – 10 days (ECB) or 7 days (cabbage looper). Apply in sufficient volume to ensure thorough coverage, a minimum of 300L/ha is recommended
European corn borer 1.8 – 2.5

Do not apply or allow drift of Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide 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 Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide 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 activity

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