CropLife Canada statement re: Ontario sets goal to reduce neonicotinoid use

English We are disappointed that the Government of Ontario intends to disadvantage Ontario farmers by imposing an ill-informed reduction target on the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments on corn and soybeans. This non-science-based approach will only serve to hurt both farmers and the environment. Neonicotinoid seed treatments have demonstrated benefits over the last decade. Not […]

Making a beeline toward restoring habitat in Norfolk County

OTTAWA, ON – The restoration of pollinator-friendly habitat in southwestern Ontario will be the focus of a new partnership between CropLife Canada and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The project involves the restoration of a 10 acre (4 hectare) field, owned by NCC in Norfolk County. The field will be planted with approximately 60 […]

Pesticide industry supports measures to protect bees, pushes for broader look at bee health problems

OTTAWA – CropLife Canada responded to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) request for public input on its Notice of Intent regarding bees and neonicotinoid pesticides. The national trade association supports the concrete steps PMRA has outlined for the 2014 planting season, but has underscored the importance of finding science-based solutions rather than capitulating to […]

GrowCanada conference presents panel on pollinator health

CALGARY, AB – There’s been big buzz about bees lately, but one thing that’s often overlooked is just how many factors can contribute to endangering bee health. To better understand the state of bee health in Canada and the various challenges facing these important insects here and in other parts of the world, GrowCanada participants […]

Science matters at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, AB – A trip to the grocery store isn’t as simple as it once was. Consumers want to feel empowered. They want to know how their food is grown and raised. Dr. Ron Doering, Gowling Lafleur Henderson, LLP and past president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), will share his thoughts on the […]

Tales from outerspace: Colonel Chris Hadfield at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, AB – How far is one willing to go to inspire global awareness? Very far, if your name is Colonel Chris Hadfield. GrowCanada conference delegates will hear from one of Canada’s most inspiring and influential people, as Colonel Chris Hadfield shares lessons learned throughout his remarkable career in the fields of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, […]