Fruits and vegetables have another option for insect control

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Fruit and vegetables have another option for insect control: Delegate insecticide

Calgary, AB (June 15, 2016) — DelegateTM insecticide received full label approval for control of spotted wing drosophila in bushberries, caneberries, stone fruit, cherries and strawberries, apple sawfly in apples and European corn borer in snap beans.

Pre-harvest interval's (PHI's) vary based on the crop and are as follows: three days for plums, prunes, apricots and blueberries, one day for peaches, nectarines, caneberries and strawberries, and five days for cherries.

"Thanks to the growers who called for Delegate's emergency use originally and to the Canada Minor Use Coordinators for making these Minor Use submissions," says Carmen Holding, specialties product manager for Dow AgroSciences. "Without their work, fruit and vegetables growers would not have Delegate available for these important uses."

DelegateTM offers rapid knockdown and lasting control of a broad spectrum of insect pests in a variety of crops. It is a proven fruit and vegetable insecticide from the unique group 5 spinosyn chemistry class, making it an excellent tool for resistance management.

About Dow AgroSciences Canada Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. brings innovation to life through people, chemistry and biotechnology in the areas of seed and crop production and pest management. Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with commercial and research operations across Canada. Key research facilities include corn and soybean breeding in St. Marys and Blenheim, Ontario, and a global canola research centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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For more information, contact:

Bethany McIntyre
Communications Specialist 
Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. 
Mobile: (226) 921-4464

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Carmen Holding
Specialties Product Manager
Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.
Office: (403) 735-8842