Ontario’s ministry of the environment, conservation and parks has extended pesticide safety certificates until December 31, 2021 for Ontario farmers whose certification to purchase and use Class B and C pesticides on their farms expired on or after January 1, 2020 and who were unable to renew their certification during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Producers who did not receive an email from the ministry can obtain a copy of the letter on the Ontario Pesticide Education Program website, which can be used as evidence of the extension. Link here: https://www.opep.ca/
Pesticide safety courses continue to be offered in a variety of formats for growers who need to recertify before their new expiration date of December 31, 2021. Visit the website listed above or call 1-800-652-8573.
Source: Grape Growers of Ontario June 11, 2021 newsletter