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CHC to host crop protection working session


January 29, 2009
By Canadian Horticultural Council

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January 29, 2009, Ottawa, Ont. – The Canadian Horticultural Council has
announced a one-day crop protection session to be held in conjunction
with the 2009 AGM in Calgary on March 2.

January 29, 2009, Ottawa, Ont. – The Canadian Horticultural Council has announced a one-day crop protection session to be held in conjunction with the 2009 AGM in Calgary on March 2.
 
The working session will bring together crop protection representatives from among the CHC membership and invited representatives from ornamentals, pulse, grains and oilseeds.
 
The agenda will include updates from PMRA and PMC on current pesticide issues and programs as well as a working session to prioritize the active ingredients for their crops that are the most important for registration and/or development of harmonized MRLs. Breakout groups are scheduled for potatoes, fruit, greenhouse and vegetables.
 
This session will appeal to all CHC members, horticultural commodity representatives (i.e.: apple, potato, blueberry, greenhouse, vegetables, etc.), crop protection section chairs, registrant representatives and others with an interest in crop protection issues.
 
The session will add value to participation at the CHC AGM , provide cross-commodity discussions and rationalization prior to the Annual (AAFC) PMC Minor Use Priority Setting Workshop, strengthen and add further credibility to horticulture’s contribution to the NAFTA TWG process as well as establish and clarify the respective roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders. Partnerships with other commodity groups will be enhanced and may in fact lead to further synergies and initiatives.
 
Visibility and awareness of the import work and accomplishments of the CHC’s Crop Protection Advisory Committee will be highlighted.
 
Advance preparation will be require and all documents will be sent to those who register in advance of the session.
 
Advance registration is required and the form may be accessed at www.hortcouncil.ca. A nominal fee is being charged to cover the cost of breaks and lunch.

For additional information, please contact Katie MacKimmie (613 226 4880 / ext. 217) or Craig Hunter (519) 763-6160 / ext. 119).

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