We would like to inform you that a database Homologa™ that lists the registered pesticides, maximum residue limits (MRLs), use patterns and crop/pest information of over 65 countries has been made freely available to the Canadian public.
Food producers and processors can use Homologa to identify pest control products used in Canada and foreign countries and their MRLs; crop/pest specialists can use it to identify use patterns for pest control products currently approved abroad that have the potential for consideration as new uses in Canada; research scientists can use Homologa to guide their research; and, manufacturers of pest control products can use it to inform and focus their business development efforts.
Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), uses Homologa to help stakeholders identify options for the development of pesticide risk reduction strategies. In addition, the pest control products and uses identified in Homologa can be used to inform potential solutions in the United States-Canada Grower Priority Database (GPD) that identifies grower needs. The PMRA routinely references the GPD to understand grower-identified priorities for pest control products.
Homologa™ is produced by Agrobase-Logigram, a company based in France. (Request a username and password through the 'Contact' page.)
For more information about Canadian grower priorities and access to the bilingual version of the database, consult the Canadian Federation of Agriculture website or visit the joint U.S.-Canada database.