Seed treatments are a valuable product on my farm
A proposed ban on seed treatments would leave canola farmers with fewer options for preventing flea beetle infestations. Send this email to tell the federal government about the impact this ban would have on your farm.
In August 2018, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed banning all outdoor uses of:
These products are used as seed treatments on a majority of canola seed. They are very effective at controlling flea beetle populations and a ban would have profound effects on the farm. If the PMRA moves forward with a phase-out, they would not be available after 2024.*
Tell the PMRA how important these seed treatments are to your farm.
*Note that the PMRA has also proposed to ban the use of lambda-cyhalothrin (MatadorTM, SilencerTM) on canola, which is one of the main foliar spray alternatives to seed treatments.
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