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Rimon 10 EC Insecticide approved for greenhouse and outdoor ornamentals in Canada

The insecticide is now approved for the control of tarnished plant bug nymphs and suppression of whiteflies on greenhouse and outdoor ornamentals.


August 17, 2020
By Jim Chaput, OMAFRA

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Rimon® Insecticide for the control of tarnished plant bug nymphs on celeriac, greenhouse and outdoor ornamentals, as well as the suppression of whiteflies on greenhouse and outdoor ornamentals in Canada.

Approval for the reduction in damage from carrot weevil on parsnip and celeriac was also approved. Rimon® Insecticide was already labeled for use against a number of pests on a variety of crops in Canada. These minor use projects were submitted by Quebec and Flowers Canada 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 pest management decisions within a robust integrated pest management program and should consult the complete label before using Rimon® Insecticide.

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Crop(s) Target Rate (mL/ha) Application Information PHI (days)
GH & Outdoor ornamentals Tarnished Plant Bug Nymphs (control) 835 For TPB apply when the majority of the population is at egg hatch to the second instar. Do not apply more than 3 applications per crop cycle.
Re-apply at 7-day intervals when monitoring indicates the need.
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GH & Outdoor ornamentals Whiteflies (suppression) (control) 650 – 835 For whiteflies apply when insect populations reach locally determined economic thresholds. Re-apply at 7 – 10-day intervals when monitoring indicates the need.
Do not apply more than 3 applications per crop cycle.

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Rimon® Insecticide is toxic to bees, certain beneficial insects, aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants.  Avoid applying this product to flowering crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area. 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 Rimon® Insecticide 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 https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/registrants-applicants/tools/pesticide-label-search.html


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


Jim Chaput is the OMAFRA Minor Use Coordinator based in Guelph, Ont.