Consultation on Triforine and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2019-02
Triforine is a fungicide registered for use on apples, highbush and lowbush blueberries, cranberries (in British Columbia only), Saskatoon berries, some stone fruits (cherries, peaches, plums and prunes), outdoor ornamentals and roses. It is applied by field sprayers, airblast sprayers and chemigation (cranberries only). A full list of products containing triforine can be found in the Pesticide Label Search database or Appendix I of this PRVD.
Following a re-evaluation of triforine, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue all uses of this active ingredient. Risks to human health and the environment were found to be acceptable when triforine is used according to the proposed revised label directions, with the addition of the following proposed risk mitigation measures:
- updated pre-harvest intervals, statements for personal protective equipment, and restricted-entry intervals to protect workers
- a statement to promote best practices to protect bystanders from spray drift
- spray buffer zones to protect non-target habitats
- an updated hazard statement on potential leaching into groundwater
For more information on the proposed decision open the “Proposed Re-evaluation Decision”.
How to Get Involved
This consultation is open for comment from 12 March 2019 to 10 June 2019 (90 calendar days).
To comment on PRVD2019-02:
- Step 1 Request the full consultation document to read the Science Evaluation that is the basis of this proposed regulatory decision.
- Step 2 Submit comments to the PMRA Publications Section.
All comments received will be considered. A final re-evaluation decision will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.
Please refer to the document title (for example: PRVD2019-02,Triforine and Its Associated End-use Products) when providing comments.
Reporting to Canadians
Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision is finalized, the PMRA will post a Re-evaluation Decision on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of Canada.ca.
If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.
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