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NAFTA Media Statement

CSTA and the Canadian Agriculture & Agri-Food Industry support the continuation of NAFTA. Negotiators are urged to do no harm and to conclude the negotiations as soon as possible for the stability of businesses across North America. Read the full statement here. 

Government of Alberta Fusarium Regulations

The government of Alberta is actively consulting on how Fusarium graminearum (Fg) is regulated in the province. The province’s current zero tolerance policy for seed is a position which CSTA has been advocating to change for many years now. The government of Alberta has released a survey as Phase 1 of their consultation. If your Read More...

PMRA: Importation of Pesticide Treated Seed

A communication was released to give importers of pesticide-treated seeds an increased understanding of their obligations under the Pest Control Products Act.

PMRA: Clothianidin & Thiamethoxam Pollinator Risk Re-evaluation

Additional reviews related to re-evaluations and special reviews previously announced in respect of clothianidin and thiamethoxam will be published separately at a later date. Anticipated time frames for decisions related to these activities are outlined in: Update on the Neonicotinoid Pesticides (December 2017). Clothianidin: Health Canada is proposing to phase out the following uses: – Foliar Read More...

Benefits of Seed Applied Insecticides to Canadian Farmers

As part of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Neonicotinoids several working groups were formed to help provide additional input to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to address potential data gaps and misconceptions. The Mitigation Working Group was tasked with the creation of several papers and CSTA undertook the development of Read More...