Canadian growers looking to protect their brassica crops from harmful pests taking a bite out of their profit margins have a new control option.
In advance of the New Brunswick September 14 election, farmers are stating unequivocally that they need access to glyphosate. There are 200 wild blueberry growers, for example, who need the herbicide.
Gowan Crop Protection Limited has acquired global rights to the new active ingredient spirodiclofen from Bayer AG. The product is registered in many countries for apples, grapes, pears, as well as other fruits, vegetables and tree nuts.
Cleanfarms is running 65 collection events this fall, starting in Quebec, then moving to British Columbia, southern Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island. At no cost to farmers, this stewardship program offers peace of mind for safe disposal of crop protection products.