b'Currently, our pesticide use data is based on what we get ascan be provided into the decision-making process and so that part of our own review process, but were working very closelydecisions are clearly understood.with our stakeholders to see where we might be able to getOver the years weve had many conversations with more data about how pesticides are being used, and where.stakeholders around the Pest Control Products Act and whether The Pest Control Products Act received royal assent init is fit for purpose. Does it really do what it was originally December of 2002 and came into force in June 2006. Alldesigned to do? Noad says.pesticides manufactured, imported, distributed or usedIt was those same consultations that identified the need for a in Canada must be registered by the PMRA or otherwisenational pesticide water monitoring program and a framework authorized under the Pest Control Products Act to ensure theyto collect pesticide use information to better inform decision-meet Canadian health and environmental standards, bear themaking and facilitate a process of continuous oversight of Canadian label and can be used safely and effectively accordingpesticides.to label directions. The Act requires all pest control products be re-evaluated onThe Power of Wetlandsa 15-year cycle and gives Canadas health minister the authorityThe study spearheaded by Rosaasen is unique in that its not to remove a pesticide from the market if the risks associatedmonitoring major waterways like lakes, rivers or streams. In with the product are not acceptable.larger bodies of water, pesticide residues get diluted to the Over the past two decades, several reviews of the Act havepoint of becoming extremely hard to measure, not only due been carried out and resulted in several key recommendationsto dilution but because things like UV light from the sun have from stakeholders, namely support for: usually broken them down. Process modernization, including a new proposed approachThats why its key to look at wetlands, which are the first for continuous oversight of pesticides and how it improves therecipients of pesticide drift from adjacent fields, Rosaasen says.regulatory model overall; Wetlands are what we hypothesize as worst-case scenarioA re-evaluation system that ensures resources are availablesituations, where you have farmers applying pesticides adjacent to manage pesticides that present the greatest risk to humanto those very wetlands, Rosaasen says. health and the environment; and But the study goes even further and also looks at vegetativeGreater openness, transparency, and accessibility offilter strips that separate farmers fields from those wetlands. processes to ensure that more meaningful and informed inputWere not only examining the distance or the width of the Skiold Damas Cleaning Machines The DAMAS OMEGA is a flexible and efficient cleaning/grading machine which can be used for a wide variety of cereals and seeds, from light to heavy seeds all the way from pre-cleaning to fine cleaning. The DAMAS OMEGA is capable of handling up to 300 tons per hour when cleaning cerealsand up to 30 tons per hour when grading seeds.OMEGA The DAMAS VIBAM is a universal cleaning machine designed to clean a wide variety of grains and seeds quickly and precisely. VIBAM offers competitive value combined with high capacity and easy operation. VIBAM The DAMAS HOTYP is a highly efficient separation machine de-signed to sort grains or seeds by length. Due to the unique geom-etry of the indentations in the screens, you can rely on HOTYP to deliver extremely precise length separation which will help you maximize the amount of broken seeds removed from your crop.HOTYP www.canseedequip.com | [email protected] 800-644-8397 36seed.ab.ca'