½ of Pesticides used on Crops in
Ontario are Toxic to Honey Bees
Insecticide Use in Ontario 2008:
Region of Ontario
Tonnes of Insecticide
Tonnes of Herbicide
….the day IPM died
35 OMAF field offices closed
All except 6 Ag. Rep positions in north axed
Replaced by internet and 1-800 number
"Let’s say I want to try a new seed this year. I go to the crop
guy at the feed store, well, of course he going to tell me to
buy his product. When we had the OMAFRA office doing
research they gave an unbiased opinion.
"Now when we go for our seed, who do we have to rely on,"
Renaud adds that OMAFRA is putting an end to "third party
research," leaving the companies actually making the product
to do their own research "rather than Guelph University." She
says it means for individual companies "your results can be
whatever you want them to be.”
--Ellie Renaud, Provincial Director in Leeds County for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
January 2000, Eastern Ontario AgriNews
PMRA Call for Comments:
Notice of Intent NOI2013-01--Action to Protect Bees from
Exposure to Neonicotinoid Pesticides
13 September 2013
Please provide your comments to:
by 12 December 2013,
and include the following information:
• Your full name and organization;
• Your phone number; and,
• Your complete mailing address or email address.