Reducing Pesticide Use by 50% in the Province of Ontario: Challenges and Progress

  • G. A. Surgeoner
  • W. Roberts


The Province of Ontario, in central Canada, has the largest agriculture industry of any province in the nation. Approximately, one-half of the class 1 agricultural land for Canada lies within its boundaries. In 1986, Ontario farmers sold food and other agricultural products worth 5.5 billion dollars. About 2 billion dollars of this production was exported, principally to the United States (O.M.A.F. 1988). A wide diversity of agricultural commodities are produced, from tobacco and peanuts in the south, to fruit and grapes in the Niagara Peninsula, to vegetables and pasture lands throughout the province.


Food System Integrate Pest Management Farm Community Herbicide Triazine Integrate Pest Management Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Surgeoner
    • 1
  • W. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiologyUniversity of GuelphGuelph
  2. 2.Plant Industry BranchOntario Ministry of Agriculture and FoodGuelph

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