Pest Management Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

960 Carling Ave, Building 57
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0C6

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Telephone: 613-759-1725
Fax: 613-759-1400
TTY: 613-773-2600

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What we are doing

At various agricultural research facilities across the country, our scientists conduct trials and collect data on products and methods that will help Canada’s crop producers protect the quantity, value, and quality of their crops.

Our agricultural researchers match major pests (for example weed, insect, and disease)problems in the various agricultural regions of Canada with potential solutions, and conduct research into new and reduced-risk tools and approaches for crop protection. We identify our research priorities in partnership with the grower community, provincial governments, scientific experts, and the crop protection industry.

Our research activities include non-chemical control options such as biopesticides, and farm management practices that integrate tillage, crop rotation, cultivar resistance, seed selection, balanced fertility, and sanitation into pest management programs.

Our work also supports the registration of some pesticides for use on smaller, specialty crops in Canada, giving our crop producers access to additional pesticide products. However, we do not provide advice on pest management to farmers or homeowners. Please contact your provincial government specialists for pest management recommendations pertinent to your region.

Industry and technical committees advise us in our activities by identifying emerging issues and research needs and assist our communication efforts by reporting back to interested stakeholder groups about our research programs and results.

We collaborate internationally with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pesticides Forum, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group on Pesticides to promote work sharing, global harmonized maximum residue levels (MRLs), and to work towards acceptance of global data and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

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