2019 Seminar Series - Dr. Jason Deveau


Pesticide Labels – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Dr. Jason Deveau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

LOCATION: Room 202, Crop Sci
DATE & TIME: Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


Pesticide labels are intended to guide the user in the safe and effective use of pesticides… but do they? Are pesticide rates relevant to all crops? Do they effectively address sprayer cleanout protocols? Do they support sprayer operators in their desire to do a better job? This presentation will describe recent OMAFRA projects relating to best practices in spray application and compare them to what is currently required on the label.


Dr. Jason Deveau (@spray_guy)
Application Technology Specialist

Jason holds an honours B.Sc. in Biology & Psychology from Mount Allison University, a M.Sc. in Plant cell physiology & Metabolism from York University and a Ph.D. in Plant cell electrophysiology from the University of Guelph. Based in Ontario’s Simcoe Resource Centre since 2008, his current focus is on developing educational materials for sprayer operators, and researching practical methods to optimize spray effectiveness and reduce waste. Author of “Airblast101 – A Handbook of Best Practices in Airblast Spraying”, he co-administers www.sprayers101.com.