Exirel® Insecticide Label Expanded via Minor Use Program to Control Various Insects on Field Cilantro (fresh leaves) and Field Parsley (fresh leaves)

By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for EXIREL® Insecticide for control of various insects on Field Cilantro (fresh leaves) and carrot weevil on Field Parsley (fresh leaves). Closer® Insecticide was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec 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 insect management decisions within a robust integrated insect management program and should consult the complete label before using EXIREL® Insecticide.

Toxic to non-target terrestrial plants. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to aquatic organisms. Observe buffer zones specified under DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Toxic to certain beneficial arthropods (which may include predatory and parasitic insects, spiders, and mites). Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on beneficial arthropods in habitats next to the application site such as hedgerows and woodland. Toxic to bees. DO NOT apply this product to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area. Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are not active. Minimize spray drift to reduce harmful effects on bees in habitats close to the application site. To reduce runoff from treated areas into aquatic habitats avoid application to areas with a moderate to steep slope, compacted soil, or clay. Avoid application when heavy rain is forecast. Contamination of aquatic areas as a result of runoff may be reduced by including a vegetative strip between the treated area and the edge of the water body. As this product is not resistered for the control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes. DO NOT allow effluent or runoff from greenhouses containing this product to enter lakes, streams, ponds or other waters. To further minimize exposure to pollinators, refer to the complete guidance “Protecting Pollinators during Pesticide Spraying – Best Management Practices” on the Health Canada website (www.canada.ca/pollinators)

Follow all other precautions, restrictions, and directions for use on the EXIREL® Insecticide label carefully.

For a copy of the new minor use label contact Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA, Simcoe at sean.westerveld@ontario.ca, your 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

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

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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