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.
Despite significant progress on collaboration during new registrations, the re-evaluation process at PMRA or the equivalent registration review at EPA is far from aligned. This was evident at the recent NAFTA Trilateral Working Group meetings in the United States.
It’s a confusing landscape whenprovincial and state governments, along with smaller scientific and regulatory departments, reviewing less extensive datasets, reach opposite conclusions on crop protection products. As columnist Chris Duyvelshoff writes, let the federal agencies handle the file.
With several products removed from the arsenal by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, otherinsecticidal groups will be forced to take on more of the load in the near future, notably the diamides and spinosyns.