Croplife Launches Photo Album

12.10.04-croplife.logoDear partners in agriculture,

Canadians are fortunate to have access to a safe and abundant supply of healthy foods. We’re used to walking into a grocery store and seeing produce aisles full of pristine looking fruits and vegetables. In order to have these products on store shelves, savvy farmers use a variety of tools and technologies, such as crop protection products and plant biotechnology, to protect their crops from potentially devastating pests.

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Croplife Canada Launches Twitter Campaign

12.10.04-croplife.logoRelease: May 23, 2013

CropLife Canada is launching a Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the value of urban pesticides in our communities. As we all know, healthy lawns, gardens and public parks play an important role in our society – they increase pride in our communities, encourage physical activity, provide food and habitat for wildlife, produce oxygen and store carbon and pollution among other things.

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BC Pesticide Issue Update May 2013

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200Pesticide Issue Update – May, 2013
By Jerry Rousseau

The pesticide issue was heating up once again in BC as we approached the provincial election.  Media and pollsters certainly had people believing the NDP would become our new government which for sportsturf and golf course managers, was sure to mean swiftly introduced, restrictive pesticide use legislation.  Cause for worry, it wasn’t clear where sportsturf would stand as the NDP’s previously introduced bills flip-flopped between full and partial provincial bans.

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BC Pesticide Issue Update August 2012 Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides posted its 118 page report on May 17, 2012 concluding there is insufficient evidence to warrant a provincial wide ban on pesticides used for cosmetic purposes.  The Allied Golf Association of British Columbia was heavily involved in the process since August 2010 as a both committee witness and resource.  The AGA was also active in motivating individual golf facilities to contact their local politicians to voice their opinions on the matter.

Read more: BC Pesticide Issue Update August 2012

Further to Proposed IPM Act Regulatory Changes Just Announced

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200By Jerry Rousseau

Regarding the BC Ministry of Environment’s proposed pesticide use regulatory change announcement circulated earlier today (October 9th, 2013), we encourage you to read the Intentions Paper carefully and submit your comments/ questions to MOE.  You are also encouraged to pass this information along to stakeholders who are not WCTA or BCGSA members.

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