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Health Canada proposes imidacloprid phase-out

As part of the regular review process, Health Canada has completed its re-evaluation of imidacloprid, and has published its draft risk assessment for public comment. The assessment proposes current use of imidacloprid is not sustainable, and the levels of this pesticide that are being found in waterways and aquatic environments are harmful to aquatic insects.

Grading changes in fababeans, chickpeas and wheat

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced grading changes to Canadian fababeans, chickpeas and wheat. In Western Canada, all grades of fababeans and chickpeas will have an ergot tolerance of 0.05 per cent as of Aug. 1, 2017.

Warm weather helps farmers push through harvest

Unseasonably warm weather has given some Prairie farmers a second chance to finish a harvest that was delayed because of snow.
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