Another One Bites the Dust - Carbaryl De-registered for Turf Uses

The active ingredient, Carbaryl, used in an insecticide commonly sold as ‘Sevin’ has been de-registered by Health Canada.

According to the fact sheet provided by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, as of March 31, 2019, uses no longer registered include all domestic uses and turf applications in commercial and residential areas, including lawns, parks, school grounds, playing fields, sod farms and golf courses.

In a conversation with WCTA staff on June 12th, Health Canada Pesticide Officer Yvonne Herbison stated, “The Sevin T&O label has been amended as of March 31, 2018 so technically it should no longer be used but changes officially come into effect March 31, 2019 so there will be no enforcement action until next year.”

Carbaryl has been under review by the PMRA for nearly a decade.  A 2009 re-evaluation proposed phase-out of carbaryl use on turf, golf courses, sod farms, residential ornamentals, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, tobacco and pick-your-own orchard operations.

CLICK HERE for the ‘Turf Grass and Changes to Carbaryl Registration’ fact sheet from PMRA.