The UF/IFAS Blueberry Breeding Program is releasing a new pesticide module on February 6, as part of its UF/IFAS Blueberry Growers Guide app. This new module is a quick reference guide for certain information on pesticides labeled for highbush blueberry in Florida, including:
• Re-entry Interval (REI)
• Preharvest Interval (PHI)
• Application Rates
• Certain restrictions, including maximum annual/seasonal application rates and minimum intervals between applications
• A link to the current label, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) documents, and any applicable supplemental labels, 24(c) Registrations, and 2(ee) Recommendations.
While the information in this pesticide module is not a substitute for reading the label and following all applicable instructions for the product purchased and being applied, it is a useful resource for growers when considering making pesticide applications.
This information is obtained from the Crop Data Management Systems (CDMS) database of manufacturer label information. As the manufacturers periodically update that information, it is automatically updated in the app pesticide module, generally within one day.
The UF/IFAS Blueberry Growers Guide app also contains modules with a scouting guide, a monthly management calendar, and detailed information on UF southern highbush blueberry cultivars, in both English and Spanish. It is available for download here. Current users of the app will see an in-app notification about the new version.
This module was a collaborative effort by UF faculty and staff, including Dr. Phil Harmon, Dr. Oscar Liburd, Dr. Peter Dittmar, Dr. Patricio Munoz, Dr. Norma Flor, and Doug Phillips.