Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association
Unit 105, 355 Elmira Rd. N.
Guelph, Ontario N1K 1S5

Tel: 519-763-6160
Fax: 519-763-6604
Email: info[at]ofvga.org

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For immediate release - Guelph ON October 31, 2014 … ::Read More
Guelph ON 30 October 2014 – The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) has officially unveiled its new logo. … ::Read More
Following are highlights from the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA) board meeting held October 16, 2014. The purpose of this brief is to … ::Read More
January 13 and 14, 2015 … ::Read More
Fresh from the Farm Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools is now up and running … ::Read More
Following are highlights from the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA) board meeting held August 20, 2014. The purpose of this brief is to … ::Read More
Following are highlights from the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA) board meeting held July 24, 2014. The purpose of this brief is to … ::Read More
Following are highlights from the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA) board meeting held June 19, 2014. The purpose of this brief is to … ::Read More
For immediate release: Guelph ON, June 12, 2014 … ::Read More
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Grower Requested Own Use

The Grower Requested Own Use (GROU) is a federal government program that allows growers to import the US version of Canadian-registered crop protection products for their own use should they be available in the US at a lower price than in Canada.


The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) evaluates all nominated products to determine their eligibility for the program. The GROU Nomination Committee selects high priority products and requests that PMRA make them available for import.


Once a product has been approved for import, growers must submit an application for a GROU Import Certificate along with the container label and proof of participation in an acceptable container disposal program to the PMRA prior to being able to bring it into Canada.

GROU products can only be purchased and imported by growers for their own use on their land and for one growing season only.

Download PDF: How to use the program - a grower's guide

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