Crop Protection Research & Development
Developing a new pesticide takes approximately 8-12 years and cost is approximately $250 million.
All pesticides in Canada are strictly regulated by Health Canada and government scientists must review a large quantity of data in many areas such as human toxicology, environmental toxicology, biological effects and how the product will actually be used by the farmers and home owners.In Canada, pesticides are one of the most intensely researched, tested and regulated chemicals.
Pesticides are carefully regulated by Health Canada through a program of pre-market scientific assessment, enforcement, education and information dissemination. These activities are shared among federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments, with the common goal of helping protect Canadians from any risks posed by pesticides and ensuring that pest control products do what they claim to on the label. Learn more about how Health Canada evaluates and regulates Canadian pesticides by visiting their site
. Health Canada regulates pesticides under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) and its Regulations. Under this Act, pesticides must be registered before they can be sold for use in Canada.
Herbicide, Fungicide and Insecticide resistance management on Canadian farms is an important step to ensuring that crop protection products are used judiciously. Syngenta provides a scientific test to identifying herbicide resistance in Canadian fields before pesticide application, helping our customers make informed weed management decisions. Read more about it here
. Good Laboratory Practice
The Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) initiative covers virtually all managerial aspects of research studies used to regulate pesticides and other chemicals to ensure studies are carried out according to internationally accepted requirements. GLP includes the planning stage, through to archiving and reporting results as well as work conducted in the laboratory, in greenhouses and in the field. The Standards Council of Canada
(SCC) administers the GLP initiative.