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Seed Treatment Information

 

IPM Courses taking place in our area:


Belleville

Tuesday, March 21

Cobourg

Tuesday, March 21

Belleville

Wednesday, April 5

For more course locations and information visit: http://www.ipmcertified.ca/index.cfm/courses/


Heads up to people in Prince Edward County…PEC is in Schedule 1, meaning after August 31, 2017 you are required to have a professional pest advisor complete the pest assessment report for your fields.  However, pest assessment reports are valid for 12 months.  If you’re able to complete pest assessments in Spring of 2017 you will be able to purchase your 2018 seed with that pest assessment and not be required to have it completed by a professional pest advisor.

Update as of September 21, 2016

The next phase of Class 12 regulations has come into effect.  For the 2017 planting season you are required to have the following to plant Class 12 seed:

  1. Have completed the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course.
  2. A completed pest assessment report.
  3. A signed IPM Declaration Form.

IPM Written Declaration

Pest Assessment Report (version 2)

Pest Assessment Instructions*

*for more information see the videos posted below

If you plant non-Class 12 treated seed (not treated, fungicide only or non-neonic insecticide) there is no required paperwork.

Please note a pest assessment report can either be:

  1. Soil inspection pest report, which can only be done by an IPM-trained grower
  2. Crop inspection pest report, which can only be done by a professional pest advisor

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course

After August 31, 2016 if a grower wants to buy and use Class 12 treated seed they will be required to have an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course certification. The IPM course is offered to growers at no cost until April, 2017. The course is offered in both classroom and online settings. County Farm Centre is not able to host any IPM courses but for your information here are a list of courses taking place in our area.

REMINDER: Class 12 is any corn & soybean seed treated with imidaclprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin, or commonly known as Cruiser, Stress Shield, Acceleron and Poncho.