What is a Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategy?

A pesticide risk reduction strategy is a detailed plan to reduce the risk to human health and the environment associated with pesticide use in agricultural crops.

A pesticide risk reduction strategy identifies gaps and barriers in current pest management approaches, defines realistic and measurable goals to bridge these gaps, and specifies the expertise, actions and resources required to achieve these goals.

The objective is to develop risk reduction strategies that are economically sound for the grower, beneficial for the environment and have the greatest potential for grower implementation.

Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategies at the Pest Management Centre