The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is asking for feedback on its proposed re-evaluation decision for the insecticide Matador from Syngenta.

The PMRA released the proposed re-evaluation on June 23, 2017, which recommends a complete phase-out of the insecticide. Matador is a widely used foliar insecticide that is used to control insects like flea beetles, cutworms, bertha armyworms and diamondback moths.

The proposed re-evaluation will be open for comment until Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) are coordinating with provincial grower members to provide the PMRA with detailed submissions. The CCGA and the CCC will be sharing these concerns with policy makers in Ottawa as part of their outreach. 

Producers can provide their feedback by sending a letter to the PMRA or reaching out to their local MP.

Click here to read the full article from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission.

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