Pest Management Centre
In 2013, our Pest Management Centre (PMC) celebrates 10 years of meeting growers' needs for minor use pesticides and approaches that reduce the risks caused by pesticide use. PMC provides solutions to specific weed, insect and plant disease problems identified by Canadian farmers.
PMC is known around the world for its unique partnership between growers, grower associations, federal and provincial governments, and crop protection businesses. As a result of PMC's work, more than 1,100 new minor use pesticides and more than 220 biopesticide uses have been approved to date by the government. In addition, 15 action plans that reduce the risk of using pesticide products have been developed.
With Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency as a leader, PMC supports the work of the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council to create laws and rules that reduce trade barriers for growers in both countries. Increased cooperation between the Canadian and U.S. governments levels the playing field for Canadian farmers by giving them faster access to minor use pesticides. This cooperation encourages the creation of new ideas and products as well as drives jobs and growth on each side of the border by increasing trade in farming and food-processing products.
PMC has also taken a leading role for Canada by participating in making global plans at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. These plans encourage the growing acceptance and use of new methods to control pests which aim to improve the ways nature can be protected while farming and producing food. These efforts help maintain Canada's standing as a producer of high-quality food which is grown in a way that helps to protect the environment.
The two programs at our Pest Management Centre support the goals of the Growing Forward 2 Framework.
- Pest Management Centre Marks 10 Years
- Introduction to the Pest Management Centre
- Message from the Executive Director
- Fall 2013 Newsletter
- Pest Management Centre: Advisory and Technical Committees
- Pest Management Centre Newsletters
- External Links
- Pest Management Centre: Publications and Document Archive
- Pest Management Centre: FAQs
- Pest Management Centre: Contact Us
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