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NEONIC TREATED SEED - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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 Neonic Treated Seed - What You Need To Know  

As part of our effort to assist growers with their seed treatment decisions, Devolder Farms is providing simple guidelines for complying with Ontario’s neonic treated seed regulations for the 2016 growing season. These regulations are being phased in, and in future years the responsibilities of farmers will change.

What paperwork do I need to place a seed order for 2016?

  • Are you planting 50% or less of your corn or soybean acres with neonic treated seed?

    If yes, you need to fill out a Seed Amount Declaration Form.  With this form filled out, you may plant up to 50% of your corn and 50% of your soybeans with neonic treated
    seed.

  • Are you at risk of early season insect damage and wish to plant more than 50% neonic treated seed?

    If yes, you are required to fill out an
    Inspection of Soil Pest Assessment Report.Pest population thresholds must be met for each field where a neonic will be used.

    For 2015-2016, growers may conduct their own pest assessment.

    The ideal time to set traps and do inspections is before the mid-late October.

  • Are you not at risk of early season insect damage and will plant 0 acres of your corn and soybeans with neonic treated seed?

    If yes, then you are not required to fill out any of the forms listed above.

When does paperwork need to be submitted?

All paperwork must be submitted before taking delivery of seed from your seed dealer.

Going Forward

As these regulations are being phased in, it’s important to plan for the next stage. As of Aug 31, 2016 (2017 growing season), the following will be required for future use of neonic treated seed:

  • Will no longer able to grow 0 - 50% neonic treated seed using the Seed Declaration Form.
  • Growers will still be able to use neonic treated seed, but must fill out the Inspection of Soil Pest Assessment Report.
  • You must have Integrated Pest Management Training in order to submit this report for the 2017 growing season. This training is free of charge until September 2016. For more information or to register for a course visit www.ipmcertified.ca

For more information and assistance, call Wayne Black (519-809-0204) or Jonathan Vanderlinde (519-809-3731), or visit DEKALB.ca/neonics 


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