Neonicotinoid Bugging the PMRA

By Jerry Rousseau

In November, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency announced their proposed re-evaluation decision (PVRD) of Imidacloprid, the active ingredient in Merit®, an insecticide registered for control of European chafer, Japaneese beetle, Black Turfgrass Ataenuis and European crane fly larvae on turf.

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Turf Manager’s Guide to new IPM Regulations the new BC IPM regulation (IPMR) coming into effect July 1, 2016, here’s a guide on how to ensure compliance at your facility (in case you missed the deadline) and a brief history of how we arrived at this point.  Understanding it’s an incredibly busy time of year for turf managers, Ministry staff have told us their focus is more on the education and licencing process than on enforcement but it’s important licencing requirements are met as soon as possible.

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