Update on Emergency Registrations for SWD

Friday, June 14, 2013

A little over a week ago I posted a list of 5 products that have been registered by the PMRA for emergency use for the control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in soft fruit in Canada.

These products include:
- Ripcord
- Malathion
- Delegate
- Entrust
- Pyganic

Here is the link the list  Emergency Registrations for control of SWD

Important Point for Wild Blueberry Growers:

All wild blueberry growers should contact their receiving station or processor to see which of these products and use patterns are allowable for their markets.  Some of the products registered may not fit with foreign market thresholds or marketing strategies.

Because we are talking about applications very near to harvest, IF you need to apply a control, it is important that it aligns with your processor's marketing strategy.