Minor Use Crop and Pest Problems

2017 Priority Setting Workshop

Grower-determined Crop/Pest Problems

During the winter months, growers and other stakeholders worked with provincial minor use coordinators to identify crop/pest problems and potential solutions for these problems. These problems are grouped into three disciplines: weeds and growth regulators, insects (entomology) and diseases (pathology). The provincial lists were compiled by the Pest Management Centre and integrated into a national priority list for each discipline that served as the working document for the Canadian Minor Use Pesticide Priority Setting Workshop that took place from March 21 to 23, 2017, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Selected National Priorities

During the 2017 Canadian Minor Use Pesticide Priority Setting Workshop, the national priorities were selected. Forty-one (41) "A" Priorities with potential solutions and two (2) "A" Priorities without solution (APWS) were determined in the following categories: entomology, pathology, weeds and growth regulators, regional upgrades and organic production. When determining the solutions for each pest problem, products which minimize the potential impacts on the environment and human health were considered. These selected priorities will become projects within the Minor Use Pesticides Program for the 2018 growing season.

2016 Priority Setting Workshop

Grower-determined Crop/Pest Problems

During the winter months, growers and other stakeholders worked with provincial minor use coordinators to identify crop/pest problems and potential solutions for these problems. These problems are grouped into three disciplines: weeds and growth regulators, insects (entomology) and diseases (pathology). The provincial lists were compiled by the Pest Management Centre and integrated into a national priority list for each discipline that served as the working document for the Canadian Minor Use Pesticide Priority Setting Workshop that took place from March 22 to 24, 2016, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Selected National Priorities

During the 2016 Canadian Minor Use Pesticide Priority Setting Workshop, the national priorities were selected. Thirty-four (34) "A" Priorities with potential solutions and five (5) "A" Priorities without solution (APWS) were determined in the following categories: entomology, pathology, weeds and growth regulators, regional upgrades and organic production. When determining the solutions for each pest problem, products which minimize the potential impacts on the environment and human health were considered. These selected priorities will become projects within the Minor Use Pesticides Program for the 2017 growing season.

2015 Priority Setting Workshop

Grower-determined Crop/Pest Problems

During the winter months, growers and other stakeholders worked with provincial minor use coordinators to identify crop/pest problems and potential solutions for these problems. These problems are grouped into three disciplines: weeds and growth regulators, insects (entomology) and diseases (pathology). The provincial lists were compiled by the Pest Management Centre and integrated into a national priority list for each discipline that served as the working document for the Canadian Minor Use Pesticide Priority Setting Workshop that took place from March 24 to 26, 2015, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Selected National Priorities

During the 2015 Canadian Minor Use Pesticide Priority Setting Workshop, the national priorities were selected. Thirty-four (34) "A" Priorities with potential solutions and eight (8) "A" Priorities without solution (APWS) were determined in the following categories: entomology, pathology, weeds and growth regulators, regional upgrades and organic production. When determining the solutions for each pest problem, products which minimize the potential impacts on the environment and human health were considered. These selected priorities will become projects within the Minor Use Pesticides Program for the 2016 growing season.

As the Minor Use Pesticides Program was established in June 2002, Selected National Priorities have been chosen for 2003 to 2014. For a copy of the list, specifying the year of interest, contact the Pest Management Centre at pmc.cla.info@agr.gc.ca.

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