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Cimegra Label Expanded for Foliar Use on Potatoes

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Cimegra, the insecticide for Colorado potato beetle (CPB) control, has had its label expanded to include foliar use on potatoes, a Nov. 7 news release from BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions said.

“Cimegra is a unique product in our insecticide portfolio because it is currently the only Group 30 available on the market,” Chris Vander Kant, corn, soybeans and horticultural crop manager for BASF Canada, said in the release. “It’s important to us at BASF to provide growers with alternative options in their integrated pest management strategies as Colorado potato beetles start to develop resistance to other insecticide groups on the market.”

The release noted Cimegra works through both contact and ingestion. It’s powered by the unique IRAC Group 30 mode of action providing rapid knockdown and control of tough chewing pests.

The label expansion also includes:

  • Brassica head and stem vegetables — Foliar treatment to control diamondback moth, cabbage looper, imported cabbageworm and flea beetles.
  • Leafy vegetables — Foliar treatment to control diamondback moth, imported cabbageworm, cabbage looper, flea beetles and red-headed flea beetle.
  • Fruiting vegetables — Foliar treatment to control CPB, tomato hornworm and tobacco hornworm.
  • Leaf petiole vegetables — Foliar treatment to control diamondback moth, imported cabbageworm, cabbage looper, flea beetles and red-headed flea beetle.
  • Sweet potatoes — Pre-transplant soil-applied and incorporated to control wireworms.

The release noted that MRLs haven’t yet been established in key export markets, including the United States, to support foliar application to brassica head and stem vegetables, leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables and leaf petiole vegetables.

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