Syngenta Canada has added a new biological control product to their portfolio with the introduction of Draco seed treatment. The corn and soybean seed treatment is for suppression of key diseases and nematodes at the critical early stages of germination and seedling growth. Draco features the bacteria Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, offering suppression of seed… Read More

The organizations representing Canadian canola growers and the canola industry are welcoming a pair of Health Canada decisions regarding two active ingredients found in seed treatments for canola and other crops. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released its final decisions following special reviews of the impact of clothianidin and thiamethoxam on aquatic insects… Read More

Resistance to Bt corn rootworm hybrids has developed in Ontario and growers are asking: what’s the best strategy to control the yield-robbing pest if in-seed technology fails? Resistance has been confirmed in several fields in Huron, Perth and Durham Counties in Ontario and the problem is likely even more widespread, says Tracey Baute, Ontario Ministry… Read More

If you were farming on the western Canadian Prairies in 2019, you’ll most likely shudder at the thought of flea beetles, knowing how rampant they ran throughout the spring. Syngenta recently rolled out a new flea beetle option for seed treatments in Western Canada, called Fortenza Advanced, that has the active ingredients sulfoxaflor and cyantraniliprole…. Read More

Citing the need to review new research, Health Canada is delaying the final decision on outdoor uses of all three neonicotinoid insecticides, thiamethoxam, clothianidin, and imidacloprid. While neonics originally came under scrutiny for their apparent risk to honeybees and other pollinator species, Health Canada’s review findings, announced in early 2019, found only certain instances where… Read More