Treated Seed Requirements

For the 2017 Planting Season, to buy and use any amount of neonicotinoid-treated seed, Ontario growers will be required to:

  1. Complete the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training and receive an IPM certification number.
  2. Complete either an Inspection of Soil - Pest Assessment Report or an Inspection of a Crop - Pest Assessment Report.
  3. Sign a declaration called an IPM Written Declaration Form stating they have considered IPM principles.

Ontario growers will need to submit the pest assessment report and declaration form, along with their IPM training certificate number, to the sales representative or seed vendor from whom they purchased the neonicotinoid-treated seed or to the custom seed treater used for treating seed with neonicotinoids.

To assist Ontario growers with the 2017 requirements, we have compiled a list of useful links below: