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Biopesticide Priorities

Pesticide Risk Reduction at the Pest Management Centre

Candidate biopesticides are considered by stakeholders at the annual Biopesticides and Minor Use Priority Setting Workshops held each spring in the National Capital Region. Following the workshop, and with advice received from provincial and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) experts, the biopesticide products to receive regulatory support from the Pesticide Risk Reduction team are selected.

As a result of this effort the biopesticide products listed below have been selected for support from the Pesticide Risk Reduction team.

Biopesticide Priorities for 2018

Product (Tradename) Product (Active Ingredient) Registrant (Company)  Type of project Product type
Restrain ethanol converted to ethylene Restrain Company Limited New registration Growth regulator
Trident Bacillus thuringiensis tenebrionis Certis USA Limited Liability Company New registration Microbial insecticide
Captiva Prime Capsicum oleoresin extract, garlic oil, and soybean oil Gowan Company, Limited Liability Company New registration Non-conventional insecticide

Biopesticide Priorities for 2017

Product (Tradename) Product (Active Ingredient) Registrant (Company) Type of project Target Crops and Pests
Nobactra Cocktail of 10 Bacteria Nobactra Limited New registration Bacterial diseases, particularly on field and greenhouse tomato, nursery crops, potatoes, vegetables
PFR-97 / Preferal (Trade names: PFR-97®20% WDG, Preferal® or PreFeRal®) Isaria fumosorosea Apopka Strain 97 (ATCC 20874) (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus) Certis USA Limited Liability Company New registration Target crops: alfalfa, apple, cranberry, eggplants, grapes, onion, mustard, pecan, pepper, tomato, potato, strawberry, sweet corn, and ornamentals.
Target pests: Whiteflies, thrips, aphids, spider mites, leafminers, psyllids, plant bugs by foliar spray; weevils, grape phylloxera, rootworms, wireworms, coleoptera, lepidoptera, symphylans
Prestop / Prestop 4B Gliocladium catenulatum strain J1446  Danstar Ferment AG New Use - Site Category Target crops: strawberry, raspberry, grapes, basil, peppers, onion, cucumber, cauliflower, lettuce, apple, and ornamentals.
Target soil borne diseases: caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Phytophthora, Verticium;
Target foliar diseases: caused by Botrytis, Alternaria, Phytophthora, Helminthosporium, Didymella, Penicillium, Cladosporium.
 Suppress Caprylic acid, capric acid  Westbridge New registration  Nonselective post-emergent herbicide; also desiccant and harvest aid in potatoes, grain crops, and pulse crops
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