Wednesday, 13 April 2016

IEPMA Invitation to a unique session on fruit tree pest issues
2 CEC credits available
In cooperation with the PMRA, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture you are invited to a dinner meeting and presentation on April 28 at Creekside pub Kelowna.
Pest Management, products and application techniques in the tree fruit industry are becoming increasingly more complicated and require better understanding of application methods. 
This meeting is meant to generate discussion and improve professionalism amongst applicators, companies and various government agencies. It is also an excellent opportunity to have one on one interaction with leading pest management experts in the tree fruit industry.
Dinner is at 5:30 and presentations start immediately after.
Participants are responsible for their drink and food.
2 CEC credits available for those that attend the approx. 2 hrs of presentations
Guest speakers will have a short presentation followed by an open forum and Q&A session.
Cherry fruit fly and Spotted Wing Drosophila -
Susanna Acheampong Entomologist BC Ministry of Agriculture Plant Health Unit
Communications - Yvonne Herbison Regional Pesticide Officer PMRA Kelowna
Provincial regulations - Margot Hollinger - Ministry of Environment Penticton
Worksafe BC - Steve Marino
Open Forum Q&A
Location: Creekside Pub 3929 Lakeshore rd. Kelowna, BC
Please respond by April 25 via email to iepmawc if you will be attending this informative session. 

There is no cost other than the dinner which is not mandatory to attend. There will be a sign up sheet at the session for you to register and for credit tracking.

Space is limited so book now. Please pass this on to other applicators and companies that would benefit by this session. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Policy update regarding amendments to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation – June, 2015

1. Introduction

The Ministry of Environment (the Ministry) is proposing revisions to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation relating to the sale and cosmetic use of pesticides. This follows extensive consultation on the topic. The purpose of this document is to describe the final proposed revisions, which have been developed in response to comments received during consultation.

The objectives of the proposed revisions are to ensure that:
Pesticides will be used by people with knowledge and training;

Pesticides will be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process; and

Public interaction with pesticide vendors at the point of sale will increase.

This document includes:
Background information regarding legislation and consultation on the cosmetic use of pesticides (section 2);

A description of the proposed revisions (section 3);

Intended implementation timeframe for the proposed revisions (section 4); and

Appendices with proposed Schedule 5 Pesticides (Domestic class only) and proposed revised Schedule 2 – Excluded Pesticides.

For more information click here to read the entire policy changes.

Monday, 17 November 2014