Pyrifluquinazon Crop Safety – 2019

Research Summary Abstract

Pyrifluquinazon was registered for use on greenhouse ornamental horticulture crops as foliar sprays in the United States in 2013 to manage whiteflies, aphids, leafhoppers, chilli thrips, and mealybugs. The label contains a list of crops tested for tolerance. From 2010 to 2016, the IR-4 Project conducted 131 trials on 29 ornamental plant species / genera examining phytotoxicity related to pyrifluquinazon applications. In these trials, 23 species or genera exhibited minimal or no injury after foliar applications in a minimum of 3 trials for each crop. Nineteen of these are already in the current Rycar label; the other four can be added to the label. All trials for six other species or genera exhibited minimal or no injury in the limited number of trials (one or two) for each crop and two of these are already registered.

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