Crop Inputs

Policy Statement: The Canadian Canola Growers Association supports the harmonization of International pesticide regulations and maximum residue limits.​



 Pesticide Registration

​CCGA supports the current pesticide registration process in Canada.  We work closely with other organizations, including the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, to ensure that grower interests are considered in all policy issues related to pesticides and that harmonization with the U.S. remains a priority.

Variety Registration

Canada’s variety registration system provides a framework for bringing new crop varieties to the market, and the Western Canadian Rapeseed/Canola Recommending Committee (WCC/RCC) ensures new varieties meet core requirements. Together, they ensure new varieties support the canola brand and add certainty to farmers' seed purchase decisions. 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is currently working to modernize and streamline the variety registration system and regulatory framework. Click here to read CCGA’s response to the fall 2013 consultations.

 GROU Program


The Grower’s Own Use Program (GROU) ​is administered by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).  It allows farmers to import the U.S. version of Canadian registered products. GROU products must be purchased and imported by growers for their own use on their land, and for that growing season only. CCGA is a member of the GROU nomination committee charged with selecting candidate products for consideration by PMRA on an annual basis. 

For more information on GROU click here.
If you would like to discuss potential nominations for the GROU program, please click here to send and email to CCGA or call