By: Janice LeBoeuf, Vegetable Crop Specialist, OMAFRA
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently conducted a Special Review of Paraquat and concluded that changes to the Gramoxone® Liquid Herbicide with Wetting Agent, Reg. No. 8661 (i.e. “Gramoxone”) product formulation and packaging are required. As a result of this decision, a phase-out of the current product is being implemented.
As mandated by the PMRA, Syngenta will not be offering to sell the current formulation of Gramoxone after March 31, 2017. The last date that retailers can sell this product is September 30, 2017.
Growers may continue to use the current formulation of Gramoxone during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. After December 31, 2018, this formulation of Gramoxone must not be used and must be properly disposed of. Please contact CleanFarms (1-877-622-4460) for information regarding the pesticide disposal program in your area.
Options to make this tool available to Canadian growers beyond December 31, 2018, are currently being considered and evaluated. Updates will be posted as they become available.
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