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Botanigard approved for medical cannabis

Dec. 14, 2015, Victor, N.Y. – BioWorks’ biological insecticide, BotaniGard® (ES and 22 WP), has been approved for use in Canada on cannabis that is produced commercially indoors, as well as greenhouse strawberries and wasabi.

December 14, 2015  By Dave Harrison

Dec. 14

The PMRA approved the label expansion in November and an updated label is available on the PMRA website.

BotaniGard is a biological insecticide that controls whitefly, thrips, aphids and many other insects in adult and larval stages. It is compatible with many beneficial insects and has a 4-hour restricted entry interval and a 0-day pre-harvest interval.

“BotaniGard is an important tool for many of our growers in Canada,” said Joe Gionta, director of marketing and sales.

“This label expansion is critical for growers who use biological products to fight resistance and reduce chemical use. New customers can now discover what existing customers already know, that BotaniGard is versatile enough to use as a stand-alone, as a tank mix partner, or in rotation with other insecticides.”
BioWorks provides environmentally responsible, safe and effective products and tailored programs for managing plant diseases, pests, nutrition and health.


For more than 20 years, BioWorks has been helping our customers in the horticulture, agriculture and turf markets develop effective and efficient custom programs using products that are safe and proven.
BioWorks is a founding member of the BioPesticide Industry Alliance and also a proud sponsor of the AFE scholarship program, funding the “BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship.”

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