Growers fear funding cut will jeopardize pest control

The $6 million Ag Canada provides for pesticide registration is coming to an end and horticulturalists worry that this will hurt their competitiveness internationally


When a tiny pest from Asia called the spotted wing drosophila landed in Canada two years ago and began attacking thin-skinned fruit and berries, growers didn’t have any registered pesticide products available to fight it.

Better Farming - November 2011