By Robert Arnason, The Western Producer, June 8th, 2017
Agency seeks more information before rendering a decision on imidacloprid use in Canada
Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid for at least six months, says a horticultural industry representative.
Last November, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency proposed to ban the use of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, because it was accumulating in water near agricultural land. That was reportedly putting aquatic insects at risk and threatening animals that rely on those insects for food.