Belt Insecticide from Bayer CropScience Receives Canadian MRL Approval for Use on Various Fruit and Vegetable Crops

August 27, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (Aug. 28, 2014)Bayer CropScience announced today that Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Belt® insecticide, have been established in Canada, effective immediately. With this new MRL in place, Canada joins the list of major markets with established import tolerances for Belt, including the European Union, Codex and Japan. A full list of MRLs can be found at

“The new Canadian MRLs for Belt are very exciting for fruit and vegetable growers,” said Lee Hall, Insecticide Product Manager for Bayer CropScience. “With this registration, growers exporting to Canada are now equipped with an additional tool to protect their valuable crops from costly worm damage, increasing yield and profit potential.”

Belt is labeled in over 210 crops and provides growers a powerful and reliable management tool against worm pests in vegetables, pome and stone fruits, tree nuts, grapes and a variety of other crops. Belt stops worms from feeding within minutes after application and depending on use rate and crop provides residual activity that can last two weeks or more.

Belt is an excellent IPM tool with minimal impact on beneficial insects and is not cross-resistant to other classes of chemistry. Once dry on leaf surfaces, Belt is rainfast, providing enhanced, long-lasting protection. Belt also offers short reentry and pre-harvest intervals, providing growers with greater flexibility in their approach to pest management throughout the season.

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