Bayer CropScience is delighted to announce the registration of Movento 240® SC insecticide has been extended from “table grapes” to “grapes”, which includes wine grapes and grapes for dried fruit production.
The powerful, innovative, IPM-friendly insecticide controls mealybugs and suppresses scale and thrips in grapes.
Movento has already shown the value of its unique ‘2-way systemicity’ in a range of other horticultural crops. Because it is distributed throughout the plant both upwards and downwards, Movento is able to control pests conventional insecticides don’t reach.
The AWRI will be recommending that Movento can be applied up to E-L 18 (pre-flowering) to meet requirements in all wine export destinations. Note that the label recommends application does not occur prior to 6 leaf stage (E-L 13), to ensure there is sufficient leaf area for uptake, so there is a narrow window for use. However this period generally coincides with the onset of mealybug crawler emergence, which is the recommended time for application of Movento.
Early next week the AWRI will be emailing an “Agrochemical Update” to the industry, and updating their App, online search and pdf version of the “Dog Book” with details of this new registration.
Where wine is destined for the domestic market or for specific individual countries, application beyond E-L 18 may be possible. The Australian MRL is lower than that in most jurisdictions, so residues in wine should be acceptable in many countries (exceptions are Indonesia where there is no MRL and the LCBO where no MRL has been set). Growers should check with their winery or the AWRI before using Movento beyond E-L 18 to verify this information.