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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...

Lifted Import Restrictions on Maize Seed from Canada to Mexico

Canadian maize seed needed certification that it is free of Northern Corn Leaf Spot, Eyespot and Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus in order to be imported into Mexico. The Mexican national plant protection organization SENASICA agreed in a side-meeting  during NAPPO with DuPont, Monsanto, CSTA, ASTA and AMSECA representatives that seed is not a pathway for these pests and issued Read More...

Joint Letter on Temporary Foreign Worker Program and National Commodity List

The seed sector including the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA), Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), and Seed Corn Growers of Ontario (SCGO) drafted a joint letter to the Primary Agriculture team from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Directorate in order to discuss seed growers’ access to labour and the National Commodity List related to Read More...