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EU Extends Approval for Weed Killer Claimed to Harm Health
The European Union has approved a five-year extension of the use of the weed killer glyphosate in a move that failed to satisfy both environmentalists and farmers and pitted Germany against France.
EU Extends Approval for Weed Killer Claimed to Harm Health
The European Union has approved a five-year extension of the use of the weed killer glyphosate in a move that failed to satisfy both environmentalists and farmers and pitted Germany against France.
No significant link between Monsanto weedkiller and cancer in farm workers, study suggests
A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.

September 6, 2017


Dow and DuPont Successfully Complete Merger


I am pleased to inform you of the successful completion of the merger transaction of DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company forming DowDuPont. This is a first step toward the intended creation of a standalone, independent Agriculture Company within 18 months of the merger closing. The combined strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences will give the intended Agriculture Company enhanced capabilities in science and solutions that will benefit you in multiple ways.


As we build our new Agriculture business, we remain committed to your success and to minimizing any potential disruption. We will honor your trust in us by continuing to provide the local agronomy support and the outstanding products you expect.


Please be assured that the way Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection have done business with you is not changing, nor is the way you purchase and receive products from our partners. Should there be any future changes to local contacts or processes, you will be notified.


By combining the highly complementary research programs of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, the intended independent Agriculture Company will be positioned to solve the agriculture and food industries' challenges with a greater array of advanced solutions. This means new innovative products to help increase productivity and profitability, supported by the expertise and know-how of our people.


We will keep you informed of our progress as we move forward. Our intent is to continue earning your business and your trust for the long run. As we build the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, we plan to share data among the three legacy companies to streamline services and offerings. If you'd like to review our commitment to data privacy, please visit


I hope you are as optimistic as we are about the enhanced ability of the new Agriculture Company to deliver world class products and services, focused on meeting your needs of our and helping your business flourish. Please contact your local Sales Representative or call us at 1-800-667-3852 with any questions.



Bryce Eger

Canadian Commercial Leader


Gazette Officielle du Québec
Proposed changes to Quebec law affecting those doing business or applying pesticides in Quebec.
Pesticides Act (chapter P-9.3)
JULY 19, 2017
Loi sur les pesticides (chapitre P-9.3)
19 juillet 2017


Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.

CropLife Canada Appoints New President

MAY 2017


OTTAWA – Pierre Petelle has been appointed president and CEO for CropLife Canada, the trade association representing the developers, manufacturers and distributors of pesticides and plant biotechnology innovations.


“The board of directors is unanimous in its enthusiasm for having Pierre lead CropLife Canada. Pierre has consistently demonstrated professionalism, integrity and a commitment to doing what is best for Canadian agriculture and is well-respected by stakeholders across Canada and, indeed, throughout the international CropLife community,” said Jay Bradshaw, chair of the CropLife Canada board of directors.


Petelle joined CropLife Canada in 2008, and has been the vice-president of chemistry since 2012. Prior to joining CropLife Canada he worked at Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, giving him a strong understanding of the legislation and regulation that govern the plant science industry.


“I am delighted to have this opportunity. CropLife Canada has a well-earned reputation for excellence and collaboration and these are values I will continue to emphasize,” Petelle said. “I consider it a privilege to work in an industry that provides tools that help farmers to feed the world, protect our environment and build our communities.”


For more information on CropLife Canada and the plant science industry, please visit


For more information contact:


Erin O’Hara
phone: 613-230-9881 ext 3223

MAY 11, 2017

Dr. Sheryl Kunickis, Director

Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP)


Excerpt –

Opening Statement – Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing

Reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration Authorization Act


"USDA also welcomed EPA’s September 2016 classification of glyphosate, commonly known as “Roundup,” as “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” When EPA presented its analysis to its Scientific Advisory Panel in December 2016, USDA publicly commented in support of EPA’s conclusion, which is in line with other major, risk-based assessments conducted by regulatory bodies in the European Union, Japan, Australia, and other countries. In fact, just last week, Health Canada concluded in its re-evaluation decision that glyphosate “is not genotoxic and is unlikely to pose a human cancer risk.” Glyphosate has been used safely in the United States since the 1970s for general weed control in both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, and since the mid-1990s with genetically modified crops. Glyphosate is important to U.S. agriculture because of its excellent crop safety in GE crops, the broad range of weeds it controls, its applicability in minimum and no-till as well as conventional tillage, and flexibility and economy of use. USDA is coordinating with EPA on approaches to manage the emergence of Roundup resistant weeds, through added information on labels and recommendations to diversify management practices and combine or alternate effective herbicides."


Full written testimony:


While Neonics Face Battle, Glyphosate’s Future Promising in EU
APRIL 18, 2017
AgriBusiness Global - News
Transition of Administration of Confirmation Process to Regional Operations Branch
APRIL 10, 2017 – LETTER
British Columbia Ministry of Environment - Integrated Pest Management - Environment Protection Division
New Email Address for Submission of Notices of Intent to Treat and Annual Use Summaries
APRIL 7, 2017 – LETTER
British Columbia Ministry of Environment - Integrated Pest Management - Environment Protection Division
Glyphosate Not Classified as a Carcinogen by ECHA
European Chemicals Agency News and Events


February 6th, 2017

AdvantageVM - Your preferred choice and familiar face for vegetation management products is proud to announce that they will be providing sales and distribution of products for the upcoming 2017 season. An Alberta based marketing, sales and distribution company of premium vegetation management products, AdvantageVM services the Canadian VM Industry. Their focus is on one-on-one sales, strong customer service and reliable delivery of goods.

Individually the owners of AdvantageVM have vast experience with products from the registration, in field demo’s, marketing and launch within Canada. With a combined 30 years working in the industry, within business, market development, sales, municipal, and product end use, their team is ready to help you with all your vegetation management needs.

“We are excited to open our doors and offer our customers a choice for their weed control needs,” said Geoff Thompson (Sales and Distribution – AdvantageVM). He goes on to say “it is our goal to become your preferred choice for vegetation management solutions with our knowledge and attention to customer needs.”

AdvantageVM will be offering the complete Bayer CropScience Vegetation Management Herbicide product line. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bayer CropScience,” said Julie Dixon (President – AdvantageVM). “We understand the importance of innovative technology and Bayer CropScience continues to offer products that can help our customers obtain effective, long-lasting results.”


For more information please contact 1-888-560-5595, or visit

Julie Dixon

Geoff Thompson
Sales and Distribution

Danielle Grant
Sales – Southern AB

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