Pest Management Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

960 Carling Ave, Building 57
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0C6

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Email: aafc.pmcinfo-clainfo.aac@agr.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-759-1725
Fax: 613-759-1400
TTY: 613-773-2600

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International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

2021 is the Year of Fruits and Vegetables, as declared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

2022 Canadian Pest Management Virtual Priority Setting Workshop

Canadian farmers and growers require effective tools to manage pest problems such as weeds, insects, diseases, and nematodes which can threaten the quality, value, and yield of the crops they produce. Each year the Pest Management Centre (PMC) holds Priority Setting Workshops to identify potential solutions for these problems. During these workshops, stakeholders, including growers and grower groups work with Provincial Minor Use Coordinators (PMUCs) and centre staff to prioritize crop-pest problems. This year, the workshops will be held virtually.

All workshops including the Registrant Technology day will be held from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time:

  • Registrant presentations – December 7, 2021
  • C priority selection workshop – February 8 and 9, 2022
  • B priority selection workshop – February 16 and 17, 2022
  • A priority selection workshop – March 22 to 24, 2022

To request an invitation to attend the Priority Setting Workshops (PSW) including the Registrant New Technology day, please send your signature block or your name, title, company or organization that you represent, phone number, in an email to aafc.mupp-ppul.aac@agr.gc.ca. Please use "Registration – 2022 PSW" in the subject line of your email.

Pest Management Program Service teams

  • Pesticide risk reduction
    Reducing risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural crop production
  • Minor use pesticides
    Supporting Canadian growers of minor crops (horticultural, fruits, berries, seeds, forages and other specialty crops) with their pest management needs by generating data for registration of new minor uses of pesticides.

Our current science activities

  • Integrated pest management solutions
    Projects developing and evaluating lower-risk pest control approaches for agricultural crops
  • Minor use pesticide projects
    Research projects and product regulatory submissions focused on managing pests on specific, minor crops
  • Biopesticides
    Projects incorporating biopesticides as part of integrated management programs for insect pests, weeds and plant diseases of crops

Related information

  • Agricultural pest management
    Learn about pest management research project results and agricultural pest management resources including crop profiles, field guides, fact sheets, strategies to reduce the use of pesticides, and other resources.
  • Pest Management Centre advisory and technical committees
    Our advisory and technical committees provide advice to effectively deliver the work of the pest management program.
  • Crop profiles
    Production statistics and pest management techniques for over 30 Canadian crops.

What we are doing

Our research priorities are determined in partnership with the grower community, provincial governments, scientific experts, and the crop protection industry by identifying critical weed, insect and disease pest problems and matching them with potential solutions.

Our research activities also include non-chemical control options such as biopesticides, and farm management practices that integrate tillage, crop rotation, cultivar resistance, seed selection, balanced fertility, and sanitation into pest management programs.

At various agricultural research facilities across the country, centre staff conduct trials and collect data to support the registration of certain pesticides for use on minor crops, assisting Canada's crop producers to protect the yield, value, and their quality.

The centre does not provide advice on pest management to farmers or homeowners. Please contact your provincial government specialists for pest management recommendations pertinent to your region.

Advisory and technical committees advise us on emerging issues and research needs and assist our communication efforts by reporting back to interested stakeholder groups about our research programs and results.

We collaborate internationally with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Pesticides Forum, the Food and Agriculture Organization Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, and the North American Free Trade Agreement Technical Working Group on Pesticides to promote work sharing, global harmonized maximum residue levels, and to work towards acceptance of global data and integrated pest management.

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