Pest Management Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

960 Carling Ave, Building 57
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0C6

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Telephone: 613-759-1725
Fax: 613-759-1400
TTY: 613-773-2600

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Canadian farmers/growers require effective tools to manage pest problems like weeds, insects, diseases, and nematodes which can threaten the quality, value, and yield of the crops they produce. Each year the Pest Management Centre (PMC) holds Biopesticides and Minor Use Pesticides Priority Setting Workshops. The 2020 Canadian Biopesticides and Minor Use Pesticides Priority Setting Workshops will take place from March 24th to 26th at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, in Gatineau, Quebec.

The order of the Workshops will be as follows:

During these workshops, growers and other stakeholders work with PMC staff to prioritize crop-pest problems and to identify potential solutions for these problems.

Registration is by invitation only. For more information on the Workshops please contact Mary Anne Mathura.

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What we are doing

Our research priorities are determined in partnership with the grower community, provincial governments, scientific experts, and the crop protection industry by identifying critical weed, insect and disease pest problems and matching them with potential solutions.

Our research activities also include non-chemical control options such as biopesticides, and farm management practices that integrate tillage, crop rotation, cultivar resistance, seed selection, balanced fertility, and sanitation into pest management programs.

At various agricultural research facilities across the country, PMC staff conduct trials and collect data to support the registration of certain pesticides for use on minor crops, assisting Canada’s crop producers to protect the yield, value, and their quality.

The Pest Management Centre does not provide advice on pest management to farmers or homeowners. Please contact your provincial government specialists for pest management recommendations pertinent to your region.

Advisory and technical committees advise us on emerging issues and research needs and assist our communication efforts by reporting back to interested stakeholder groups about our research programs and results.

We collaborate internationally with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pesticides Forum, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group on Pesticides to promote work sharing, global harmonized maximum residue levels (MRLs), and to work towards acceptance of global data and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Articles of Interest

Limiting contamination from pesticide spills, splashes and rinses (2018-06-05)

New model scores a hat-trick for farmers – helping them manage aphids, save money, and improve environmental performance (2018-03-29)

Cover crops to combat bacterial diseases in squash (2018-02-27)

Use of insect netting for Cabbage Maggot control (2018-02-07)

Dandelions beware: New product on market to white you out (2017-05-24)

Bees are delivering more than pollen in greenhouses (2017-04-10)

Prairie insects: The good, the bad, and the useful (video) (2016-11-04)

Fatal attraction: companion planting technique controls wireworms in potatoes (2016-06-08)

New pest management practices for the control of wireworm (video) (2016-02-03)

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