Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pest Management Centre (PMC) works to identify critical weed, insect, and disease problems and match them with potential management solutions.
The PMC works to research and register new solutions, including products and non-chemical options like biopesticides and management practices to be incorporated into pest management programs.
The PMC has accomplished a lot for Canada’s agriculture sector and improved our sustainability since it’s inception in 2003.
1. Crop profiles
Featuring current key pest issues, pest management needs and control practices, including Integrated Pest Management approaches.
2. Crop protection products
Supporting research for label expansion registrations addressing grower-selected pest priorities for specialty crops.
3. Biopesticide solutions
Facilitating new product registrations and supports research for biopesticide label expansions.
4. Organic solutions
Supporting research for label expansions targeting the organic sector.
5. Innovative technologies
Developing new pest control practices that reduce the use of pesticides (e.g. diagnostic and decisions making tools, biocontrol and cultural methods, bee and drone enabled applications).
6. Sector resiliency
Supporting knowledge transfer of developed technologies through demonstration of Integrated Pest Management approaches.
7. National partnerships
Collaborating with Health Canada’s Pest Management Agency, other federal departments, provincial ministries, growers, academia and pesticide companies.
8. International partnerships
Collaborating with the U.S. IR-4 Project to obtain equal access to pest control products and prevent trade barriers through harmonized Maximum Residue Limits.
9. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
Maintaining a Standards Council of Canada accredited Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) GLP multi-site organization.
10. Global leadership
Collaborating with other countries and international organizations to share expertise and experiences to support pest management initiatives.
To learn more, please visit the Pest Management Centre.