Agricultural news for St. Marys and area.

Health Canada plan proposes three-year phaseout of neonic imidacloprid to protect aquatic insects

According to a press release issued on Nov. 23, Health Canada has completed its re-evaluation of the neonicotinoid pesticide “imidacloprid,” and has published its draft risk assessment for public comment. Among their conclusions are that the use of imidacloprid “is not sustainable, and the levels of this pesticide that are being found in waterways and…

Perth County Harvest Gala held Nov. 19

By Dan Rankin Perth County Federation of Agriculture’s Second Annual Harvest Gala was held last Saturday at the Stratford Rotary Complex. According to the organizing committee, almost 300 tickets were sold for the event, up from last year. Cheese snacked on by those in attendance before dinner was provided by Stonetown Artisan Cheese, which had…