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XenTari biological insecticide use expanded for greenhouse strawberries

Label expansion includes control of cabbage looper, corn earworm, and leafrollers in greenhouse strawberries.

February 26, 2020  By Jim Chaput

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for XenTari® WG Biological Insecticide for control of box tree moth on boxwood, for control of cabbage looper, corn earworm, and leafrollers on greenhouse strawberries and for control of tomato leafminer on fruiting vegetables.

The insecticide was already labeled for use on a wide variety of crops in Canada, including the control of Tuta absoluta for greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.

These minor use projects were submitted by Ontario as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel. Box tree moth was also the subject of an emergency use approval in spring 2019 in response to the first outbreak of box tree moth in Canada.


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 XenTari® WG Biological Insecticide.

Do not apply or allow drift of XenTari® WG Biological Insecticide 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 XenTari® WG Biological 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

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 minor use coordinator for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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