Trying to remember the re-entry interval of a herbicide you just sprayed? Or wondering what personal protective equipment (PPE) to pack? Or maybe you just want to know if your insect repellant protects against black flies or ticks? Health Canada has an app for all of those things.
It’s called Pesticide Labels, and allows users to quickly search and download pesticide labels.
“This is a useful tool to help farmers incorporate best management practices in real time,” said Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, at the time of the app’s release. “The app will provide accurate and readily available information on pesticide use to producers, helping them continue to be good stewards of the land.”
Though one user reviewed it as the “Worst app,” it does offer some functionality above that of a simple google search. Most of all, it narrows the search results to include only labels, and only those registered in Canada, regardless of whether you search the product name, active ingredient or pest targeted.
There are a few different ways to find the label you’re after, but if you’re going the straight text route, Health Canada has some recommendations to help specify your search:
Give it a go, and worst case scenario, delete it and you’ll get yourself a refund — it’s free.
— AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) May 26, 2016