CCGA: Be heard on seed treatment bans

November 7, 2018 – Issue 28

From Canadian Canola Growers Association…

A proposed ban on seed treatments would leave canola farmers with fewer options for preventing flea beetle infestations. Send this email today to tell the federal government about the impact this ban would have on your farm.

In August 2018, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed banning all outdoor uses of:

clothianidin, also known as Prosper and Poncho; and
thiamethoxam, also known as Helix and Cruiser Maxx.

The PMRA is accepting comments on its proposal to ban clothianidin and thiamethoxam until Tuesday, November 13. Farmers have until that date to explain how important these seed treatments are to their operations. Use the form here to send an email.

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