By J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Avian Control bird repellent to reduce feeding damage to ripening bushberries (crop subgroup 13-07B), grapes and sweet corn caused by birds in Canada.
This minor use project was submitted by the BC Ministry of Agriculture 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 Avian Control bird repellent.
|Crop||Rate(L product/ha)||Crop Specific Instructions|
Crop Subgroup 13-07B – Bushberries (aronia berry, highbush blueberry, lowbush blueberry, buffalo currant, Chilean guava, black currant, red currant, elderberry, European barberry, gooseberry, highbush cranberry, edible honeysuckle, huckleberry, jostaberry, Juneberry (Saskatoon berry), lingonberry, native currant, salal, sea buckthorn, as well as cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these commodities
|2.4||Apply Avian Control to ripening fruit of Crop SubGroup 13-07B (Bushberries), grapes and sweet corn before damage by birds begins to occur. Apply in sufficient water volumes (recommended spray volume is 200 – 1000 L/ha) so that the crop, especially the fruit, receives thorough coverage. Repeat treatment at 6-8 day intervals if significant crop damage from birds begins to occur. Avian Control may be applied up to the day of harvest. Use with a non-ionic surfactant at 0.06-0.25% v/v. DO NOT exceed 5 applications per year.|
Apply Avian Control to ripening fruit of Crop Subgroup 13-07B (Bushberries), grapes and sweet corn before damage by birds begins to occur. Apply in sufficient water volumes (recommended spray volume is 200 – 1000 L/ha) so that the crop, especially the fruit, receives thorough coverage. Repeat treatment at 6-8 day intervals if significant crop damage from birds begins to occur.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 Avian Control bird repellent 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://pr-rp.hc-sc.gc.ca/1_1/view_label?p_ukid=102536813
OMAFRA Vegetable Team
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
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