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FIFRA 2(ee) Recommendations Available for Grape Rootworm Insecticides in NY

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

January 29, 2015

In conjunction with Greg Loeb, Professor, Department of Entomology, NYSAES, two replicated spray trials using 4 insecticides currently registered for use on grapes in New York State (Admire Pro, Danitol 2.4 EC, Leverage 360 and Sniper) were conducted by NYS IPM Program and LERGP staff in grower vineyards in the Lake Erie region. The materials in these trials were chosen in part due to their mode of action being different from the material currently labeled for grape rootworm. This helps to ensure that materials will be available for use in a resistance management program, with the result being all the materials being effective against the pest for a much longer time.

All four materials used in the spray trials were found to be effective against grape rootworm. Armed with this information, Dr. Loeb applied for, and was granted, a FIFRA2 (ee) for each of the 4 insecticides tested. The FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation allows grape growers to use a material against an unlabeled pest (in this case, grape rootworm) in NY vineyards. The FIFRA 2 (ee) recommendations will provide access to materials needed to effectively manage this pest for years to come, by implementing a resistance management strategy of rotating effective materials with different modes of action.

The FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation must be in the possession of the user at the time of application. A copy of the FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation for Admire Pro Systemic Protectant, Danitol 2.4 EC Spray, Leverage 360 Insecticide and Sniper can be obtained from the LERGP offices at CLEREL or on the LERGP website.

FIFRA 2(ee) - Leverage (pdf; 58KB)

FIFRA 2 (ee)- Admire Pro (pdf; 58KB)

FIFRA 2(ee)- Danitol (pdf; 58KB)

FIFRA 2(ee) - Sniper (pdf; 59KB)

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