Archived - Notice to Industry - Amendments to the Weed Seeds Order
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Amendments to the Weed Seeds Order (WSO) were published today in the Canada Gazette, Part II and come into force on November 1, 2016.
The revised WSO includes harmful new species that have been identified and has reclassified existing species based on the most recent information about their distribution in Canada. The revisions also include the new species of weed seeds to the Class 1 Prohibited Noxious category of the WSO that are already on the list of regulated plant pests in Canada and are thought likely to move through seed.
Some weed species can invade agricultural and natural areas, causing serious damage to our economy and environment. Reducing the number of weed species being introduced and spread through seed helps preserve the prosperity of Canada's agricultural sector.
For more information, please visit the following links.
- Weed Seed Order, 2005
- CFIA Directive D-12-01: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as pests in Canada
- CFIA seed program
- Weed seed fact sheets
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