The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is conducting a re-evaluation of the active ingredient in CAPTAN (Supra Captan, Maestro). Please note that re-evaluations, in Canada, legally must be done for all crop protection materials every 15 years OR if another country removes the chemistry from their acceptable list of products. 

The goal of the OBGA is to provide information to help PMRA better understand the use patterns for CAPTAN, as well as the tasks conducted in berry crops that require hand labour. With accurate information the PMRA can make decisions based on modern berry production practices, while maintaining high standards for pesticide safety.

CAPTAN and other group M fungicides are important tools for disease control in berry crops and very important for resistance management.

For your information, the CAPTAN label states that the preharvest interval (PHI) is 2 days on strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. The current re-entry interval (REI) is 48 hours on strawberries and 72 hours on blueberries and raspberries.

The OBGA is asking all members to complete the following survey on CAPTAN use in your operation. Please complete the survey by May 22, 2016.