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P.E.I. potato growers have new pesticide to fight wireworm

Published on Thursday March 4, 2021
Authored by PEIISC

P.E.I. potato growers now have a new pesticide to use to help fight a costly pest called wireworm.

In October 2020, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency approved the registration of broflanilide, the active ingredient in two new insecticides. One targets wireworm in cereal crops, such as wheat; the other does the same thing in potato and corn crops.