Ontario Pesticide Survey (2013/2014)

Ontario Pesticide Survey (2013/2014)

Pesticides can be an important tool to protect food crops from insect, weed, or mold damage and therefore ensure food security. However, it is important that pesticides are used properly and without risk to the environment or farm workers. This is why Ontario has mandatory certification programs and regulation for the use of these products.   See www.ontariopesticide.com for more details.   Ontario farmers are continually improving pest management in order to reduce their use of pesticides. In Ontario, farmer surveys are conducted every five years, in order to understand the trends in pesticide usage across the province. In the last 30 years, Ontario farmers have reduced their pesticide use by 38 percent overall, and have drastically reduced their use of the most environmentally hazardous pesticides.   Results from Ontario’s 2013/2014 pesticide use survey:  

Funding for this survey was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). For more information, please call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.