Québec Introduces Restrictions on Agricultural Use of Bee Killing Pesticides

CTV News Montréal announced this week that Québec is putting new restrictions on pesticides aimed at protecting pollinators.

The changes mean farmers will need permission from a certified agronomist to use certain pesticides on their crops.

The tighter rules target five pesticides, including three that are nicotine-based, known by their shortened name ‘neonics.’

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Note that Ontario was the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce restrictions on the use of neonics in an attempt to save bees and wild pollinators. 

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