Be aware of the changes in re-entry intervals, writes Chris Duyvelshoff. Some labels have changed on crop protection products.
If a grower has product with old label instructions for a use that has been removed by a re-evaluation decision which required label amendments, there will be 24 months following that decision before updated label directions must be used. Columnist Chris Duyvelshoff clarifies timelines for product use.
Several changes in the proposed integrated approach for PMRA re-evaluations should provide for more predictable outcomes, enhanced stakeholder engagement and improved empirical data for risk assessments, including refined grower use information. Columnist Chris Duyvelshoff along with Charles Stevens, chair, OFVGA crop protection section, share the big picture.
Ultimately, we’re already on the right path with a science-based system that evaluates and minimizes risks of new technology while leveraging its benefits, writes columnist Chris Duyvelshoff.
Crop protection columnist Chris Duyvelshoff offers real-life examples of voluntary risk, involuntary risk and risk acceptability.
While more difficult and slower to do remotely, Minor Use is making progress this year and there will be priority projects happening at some point from the 2020 list. Columnist Chris Duyvelshoff describes the process for moving forward with research priorities.
The current model clearly has some serious deficiencies and that’s led to some poor outcomes for all stakeholders. The future view is looking much brighter writes columnist Chris Duyvelshoff.
Despite biopesticides now representing about 30% of total active ingredients registered in Canada, Chris Duyvelshoff points out that their use is nowhere near 30% of top crop protection applications.
Chris Duyvelshoff shares his wish list for the 2020s: global registrations, global re-evaluations and greater efforts on building public trust.
The Better for People, Smarter for Business Act plans to eliminate Ontario’s duplicative and inefficient classification system for crop protection products writes Chris Duyvelshoff.