There are the two new forms that will need to be filled out IF you are planning on growing any seed with any class 12 insecticide on them.
Every District Sales Manager and Dealer has been trained on Class 12 Neonicotinoid Seed and is certified by Country Farm Seeds to sell these products.
If you are planning on planting over 50% of your seed with a neonicotinoid seed treatment on them, the order of your seed cannot be complete until both forms have been completely filled out with the appropriate information. If you fail to comply with these new regulations, we cannot process your seed order.
Please be sure to read all information on both forms while completing them.
Inspection of Soil – Pest Assessment Report
A pest assessment report is documented proof that there is a pest problem requiring the use of neonicotinoid-treated seed to control the pests.
In order to purchase neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed, a person (i.e. a farmer) must provide a pest assessment report to a vendor, sales representative or custom seed treater.
Soil pest scouting is a method that confirms the presence of an average of two or more grubs or one wireworm in soil at a farm property. A report must verify that pest thresholds have been met or exceeded.
Seed Amount Deceleration
A Seed Amount Declaration is a written commitment to only plant 50 per cent or less of the total area of an agricultural operation with neonicotinoid-treated corn or soybean seed. Note that the calculation is completed separately by commodity for each of corn and soybeans.
In order to purchase neonicotinoid-treated seed, this declaration must be provided to the person from whom farmers are purchasing their seed (or to the custom seed treater). The declaration must include:
- the acreage of land on which farmers will plant treated and untreated corn or soybean seed before August 31 at all of the farm properties that are used for their agricultural operation
- the location of each farm property, or a legal description of the property
- The total acreage of all of the application areas where farmers will plant neonicotinoid-treated seeds before August 31, 2016 at all of the farm properties that are used for their agricultural operation separately by commodity for each of corn and soybean.
A Seed Amount Declaration is valid only for seed intended to be planted in the 2016 growing seasons.
**NOTE: If you are only planning to put a class 12 neonicotinoid insecticide on 50% of your crops or less, you only need to fill out the Seed Amount Deceleration form. If you are NOT Putting a class 12 Insecticide on your crops, you will NOT need to fill out any Ontario government forms**
|Insecticides ( Inspection of Soil & Seed Amount Deceleration Needed)||Fungicides ( Inspection of Soil & Seed Amount Deceleration NOT Needed)|
|Stress Shield||Fortenza ( NON Class 12 insecticide)|
|Acceleron||Acceleron Fungicide only|
For more information and to print a copy of the Seed Deceleration and Inspection of Soil documents, check out our Resources page by CLICKING HERE.