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Neonicotinoid Regulations for Growers

What corn and soybean growers need to know about new rules for neonicotinoid-treated seed. The following is from a document entitled Neonicotinoid regulations for growers located at Class 12 Pesticides New rules for the sale and use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds in Ontario came into effect on July 1, 2015, and will be phased in

South West Ag Conference

With the new year right around the corner, we wanted to update you on one of the events that will happening early in 2016. The Southwest Soil and Crop Improvement Association and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs presents The 23rd annual – Southwest Ag Conference. This event will be held on

IPM Course’s Available for Sign Up

Hello Everyone, Here is an update on the IPM Courses that are now available for sign up. Click the link below to be directed to the IPM Course website where you can sign up for the one you would like to attend. IPM Course Selection There are options for classroom and online courses. Times are filling

Neonictinoid Regulations To Proceed As Planned

On October 23rd 2015, The Ontario Superior Court denied Grain Farmers of Ontario’s request for a  stay interpretation on the seed treatment regulations passed into law July 1st, 2015. The Grain Farmers of Ontario first brought the issue to court on September 28th, 2015. This was to delay the implementation of this law as the

Fortenza Seed Treatment

The new laws and regulations with the sales and use of Neonicotinoid treated seeds have had an effect on many seed companies in Ontario. The ruling requirements on the use of Class 12 pesticides will perhaps have a drastic change on the sales of theses treated seeds. The demand for protected seed is still high


The University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus will be offering the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans starting in early November 2015.   For the 2017 growing season, starting August 31, 2016, anyone needing to buy and use neonicotinoid- treated corn or soybean seed must complete integrated pest management training and become certified,

Soil Sampling

Updated by: Dr. Art Shaafsma from The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus,   Wireworms were active last week so it would be a good idea to get the baits out ASAP if you want to exceed the 50% neonic rules.   Baits work better for wireworm than digging, but while you install baits and find the