How to Report Your Pesticide Use

By Keith Lyall

Recently, I have received many questions on reporting pesticide products used for the Integrated Pest Management Regulation in BC and I’ve been asked to put together a how to doc to help people complete the process.  At the time of writing, there are just two weeks left to report.   

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Western Canada Turfgrass Association Member Response to CBC’s “Dad and the Dandelions” – Request for Feedback

On February 17th, the WCTA sent an email letting all our members and contacts know that the March 2nd broadcast of CBC’s THE NATURE OF THINGS, focused on golf course use of pesticides.  According to the media preview, “there now exists a groundbreaking revelation uncovering the deceptively deadly nature of the golf course and the role of pesticides in maintaining its lethal beauty.”

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Neonicotinoid Bugging the PMRA

By Jerry Rousseau

In November, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency announced their proposed re-evaluation decision (PVRD) of Imidacloprid, the active ingredient in Merit®, an insecticide registered for control of European chafer, Japaneese beetle, Black Turfgrass Ataenuis and European crane fly larvae on turf.

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