Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You - Changes to Potable Water Use in Metro-Vancouver to be Implemented May 2018

On August 10th, Metro-Vancouver circulated an update letting stakeholders know that on June 23, the Board approved revisions to the Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP) and that the policy has a new name – the Drinking Water Conservation Plan (DWCP).  READ MORE.

Japanese Beetle Detected

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for carrying out national surveys for regulated Plant Quarantine pests in Canada and we would like to share with you that our agency has recently detected Japanese Beetle, a regulated quarantine pest, in the Vancouver area .  Should your members come across this pest our agency should be notified as soon as possible at 604 292-5742.  READ MORE.

Sept 20 Sports Turf Field Day Update

The Western Canada Turfgrass Association and Sports Turf Canada are once again partnering in an effort to deliver quality and specialized sports turf industry education this coming September 20th in Aldergrove, BC. READ MORE.

Norway, Make up Your Mind or 2,4-D – No Reasonable Grounds

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the human health and environmental risks of products containing all forms of 2,4-D currently registered in Canada are, or their value is, unacceptable under current conditions of use. READ MORE.

Researchers Probe Effects of Climate Change on Sportsfield Maintenance Practices

by Cathy Majtenyi, Research Communications specialist for Brock University For municipal parks and recreation directors and budget officers alike, there has been a collective sigh of relief this summer as Ontario has avoided drought-like conditions.  READ MORE.

CleanFARMS Unwanted Pesticide Disposal

CleanFARMS British Columbia program to return your unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock medications.  READ MORE.

In Case You Missed Them - Our Most Popular Articles From the Past 12 Months

In Case You Missed Them - Our Most Popular Articles From the Past 12 Months...  READ MORE.

Who Knew Turf Research Was So Important?

By Jerry Rousseau The 2nd ever, TurfUnderResearchField Day (TURF Day), hosted by the Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre (PTRC) in Olds, AB, saw a marked improvement in attendance over the 2015 inaugural event with over 100 delegates present and the addition of a supplier trade show.  READ MORE.

“Vintage 50” BCGSA Interior Chapter Fall Wind-Up Tournament

Please plan on being part of a great day of golf, networking and fun at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on September 29, 2017.  This will be the 50th anniversary of the Interior Superintendents wind up tournament.  READ MORE.