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No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

Canadian ag labour resolution may have a flaw

The interim report developed for the National Workforce Strategic Framework for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Manufacturing is a thing of beauty. But something integral to its success is missing.

Food not feed

What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.

The Resiliency of Canadian Ag Production

It has been three long years since I last attended an indoor farm show. Yesterday, I travelled to Brandon, Manitoba for the opening day of 2023 Manitoba Ag Days.

By The Numbers

2.9 That’s how many billions of dollars Canada’s ag industry lost because it lacked the necessary labour, according to a 2020 survey. See Page 18.

3 The number of quick and easy ways to get your new hire interested in your work-related health and safety. See Page 12.

7 The Royal Bank of Canada says that there are seven things our country can do to turn it into a global leader in agriculture innovation and technology, while also reducing our ag greenhouse gas emissions. See Page 26.

30 The required amount of metric tonnes of GHG emissions Canada needs to annually reduce by 2030. One way to eat at that number is to use more grain oils as vehicle fuel. See Page 14.

100 That’s the percentage of effort CAAR Scholarship Award winner Alice Hehli said she will be able to put into her school work now, no longer having to worry about finances. See Page 36.

449.8 This is the molecular weight of Lambda-cyhalothrin, a compound that was used as the main ingredient in highly effective brands of insecticide. Banned, but not banned in Canada, its loss affects our crops as well as our feed imports. See Page 8.

The RBC transformative seven

With Canada having to reduce its GHG emissions, the ag industry needs more innovative technologies. So how do we do that?

Top 3 ways to engage employees in workplace health and safety

Make sure your employees understand the importance of health and safety with these tips.

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No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

No Concerns with New Pesticides

The Market Access Committee has released information about new pesticides in corn and soy that will be launched for the 2023 crop season. The committee stated it has no trade concerns with the use of five new corn pesticides: Zolera FX PCP No. 33367 from UPL; Veltyma DLX PCP NO 34166 and 29767 from BASF; V-10504 FS Lumiscend Pro PCP No. 34421 from Valent/Corteva; Insight PCP No 34234 from ISK; and Voraxor Complete PCP No. 33968 and 32542 from BASF. Two additional new soy pesticides were also cleared of concern: Voraxor Complete PCP No. 33968 and 32542; and Zeltera 34331 from Valent. The Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs) of crop protection products were evaluated by the Committee against MRLs in key export markets. Product use information (e.g., use rates, the timing of application(s), Canada-relevant crop residue data, projected sales data, etc.) was considered as part of the MRL assessment and risk management.

Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

Québec’s Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques implemented regulations regarding the recovery and reclamation of products by companies. Cleanfarms has prepared a webpage to help decipher the information for those in the agriculture industry. Included in its many provisions, the Québec legislation places regulatory obligations on companies that supply products and packaging to farmers. The webpage shows that membership in Cleanfarms allows suppliers to meet their provincial regulatory obligations in Québec and elsewhere.

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