Approved Products under the GROU Program

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is pleased to notify Canadian growers that the following products are available for importation under the Grower Requested Own Use (GROU) program. As new products are approved, they will be added to the list below.

For more information, click on Importing Products under the GROU Program.

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List of Approved Products

Notice to Reader:
  • To obtain an approved GROU container label/directions for use booklet, click the product name below. You will be prompted for your contact information and the requested document will be emailed to you. Please allow at least 48 hours for a response.
  • In accordance with section 43(a) of the Pest Control Products Regulations, products with an active ingredient under re-evaluation or special review are not eligible for importation.

Expires in 2019

  • FirstRate Herbicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 26697) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, FirstRate (USEPA Reg. No. 62719-275), GROU Equivalency Certificate #036 [expires December 31, 2019]
  • QUADRIS Flowable Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 26153) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Abound Flowable Fungicide (USEPA Reg. No. 100-1098), GROU Equivalency Certificate #040 [expires December 31, 2019]
  • Reglone Desiccant (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 26396) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Reglone Desiccant (USEPA Reg. No. 100-1061), GROU Equivalency Certificate #016 [expires December 31, 2019]
  • SUMAGIC Plant Growth Regulator (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 25781) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, SUMAGIC Plant Growth Regulator (USEPA Reg. No. 59639-37), GROU Equivalency Certificate #020 [expires December 31, 2019]
  • SWITCH 62.5 WG Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 28189) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Switch 62.5 WG (USEPA Reg. No. 100-953), GROU Equivalency Certificate #046 [expires December 31, 2019]
  • Tattoo Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 29554) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Previcur Flex (USEPA Reg. No. 264-678), GROU Equivalency Certificate #041 [expires December 31, 2019]

Expires in 2020

  • A-Rest Solution (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 16393) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, A-Rest Solution (USEPA Reg. No. 67690-2), GROU Equivalency Certificate #022 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Armezon Herbicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 30131) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Armezon Herbicide (USEPA Reg. No. 7969-262), GROU Equivalency Certificate #047 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Assail 70 WP Insecticide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 27128) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Assail 70 WP Insecticide (USEPA Reg. No. 8033-23), GROU Equivalency Certificate #042 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Assure II Herbicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 25462) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Assure II Herbicide (USEPA Reg. No. 352-541), GROU Equivalency Certificate #017 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Bonzi Plant Growth Regulator (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 25453) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Bonzi Ornamental Growth Regulator (USEPA Reg. No. 100-996), GROU Equivalency Certificate #021 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Elevate 50 WDG Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 25900) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Elevate 50 WDG Fungicide (USEPA Reg. No. 66330-35), GROU Equivalency Certificate #038 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Lance WDG Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 27495) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Endura Fungicide (USEPA Reg. No. 7969-197), GROU Equivalency Certificate #048 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Pristine WG Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 27985) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Pristine Fungicide (USEPA Reg. No. 7969-199), GROU Equivalency Certificate #049 [expires December 31, 2020]
  • Ridomil Gold 480SL Fungicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 28474) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Ridomil Gold SL (USEPA Reg. No. 100-1202), GROU Equivalency Certificate #043 [expires December 31, 2020]

Expires in 2021

  • Agri-Mek SC Insecticide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 31607) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Agri-Mek SC Miticide/Insecticide (USEPA Reg. No. 100-1351), GROU Equivalency Certificate #045 [expires December 31, 2021]
  • B-Nine WSG Plant Growth Regulator (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 17465) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, B-Nine WSG (USEPA Reg. No. 400-478), GROU Equivalency Certificate #023 [expires December 31, 2021]
  • Reflex Liquid Herbicide (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 24779) - Canadian Registered Version of the GROU Approved Product, Reflex Herbicide (USEPA Reg. No. 100-993), GROU Equivalency Certificate #008 [expires December 31, 2021]
Note:
  • No other pesticide products are available for importation through this program at this time. All products imported into Canada must be either registered or specifically exempted with a valid GROU Import Certificate.
  • Any unauthorized importation will be in violation of the Pest Control Products Act and is subject to the appropriate compliance response.
  • A GROU Import Certificate is required for all importations of GROU approved products.

Selecting New Products for Consideration under GROU

The GROU Nomination Committee, represented by key grower associations, has been formed to nominate appropriate candidate products for the GROU program to the benefit of Canadian producers.

The GROU Nomination Committee is comprised of:

By accurately representing the national interest of Canadian producers, the Committee will:

  • prioritize and submit GROU product candidates; and
  • monitor and maintain the GROU container management program fee collection process.

Equivalency Certificate Expiration Date

Equivalency certificates are issued for each product approved under the GROU program and generally expire on December 31st, two calendar years after being issued.

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