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Pest Management Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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

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Email: aafc.pmcinfo-clainfo.aac@canada.ca
Telephone: 613-759-1725
Fax: 613-759-1400
TTY: 613-773-2600

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International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

2021 is the Year of Fruits and Vegetables and 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health (extended to June 2021) as declared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. See how Canada supports the International Year of Plant Health.

Canadian farmers and 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 centre holds pest management priority setting workshops. During these workshops, stakeholders, including growers and grower groups work with provincial minor use coordinators and centre staff to prioritize crop-pest problems and to identify potential solutions for these problems. This year, the workshops will be virtual.

The workshops (11 am to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time) will be held as follows:

Registration for the workshops is by invitation only. For more information on the workshops, please contact Mary Anne Mathura at aafc.mupp-ppul.aac@canada.ca.

The registrant presentation session is an open session, however, space will be limited. To register for this session, please send your signature block or your name, your title, the company or organization that you represent, phone number, and email address to aafc.mupp-ppul.aac@canada.ca. Please use "Registration for the new technology session" in the subject line of your email.

Pest Management Program Service teams

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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, centre 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 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 Pesticides Forum, the Food and Agriculture Organization Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, and the North American Free Trade Agreement Technical Working Group on Pesticides to promote work sharing, global harmonized maximum residue levels, and to work towards acceptance of global data and integrated pest management.

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