New active constituent for sap sucking pests
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved the active constituent spirotetramat for use on wine-grapes. Movento 240 SC (APVMA 61864) is registered for control of longtailed mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus) and tuber mealybug (Pseudococcus virburni) and for suppression of grapevine scale (Parthenolecanium persicae), plague thrips (Thrips imaginis) and northern plague thrips (Thrips safrus).
Movento 240 SC is a Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd product. The label withholding period (WHP) is four weeks before harvest.
Recommended restriction on use for grapes destined for export wine: Use no later than E-L 18, 14 leaves separated, flower caps still in place, but cap colour fading from green.
New withholding period for azoxystrobin and tebuconazole
The WHP for active constituents azoxystrobin and tebuconazole has changed to ‘Use no later than E-L 29, berries peppercorn size (4 mm diameter)’. This recommendation is for grapes destined for export wine and applies to all products containing these actives, either alone or in combination.