Are NOT Registered As
Pest Control Products
Government of Canada
Will Take APPROPRIATE
It has come to our
attention that a number
of Landscape Ontario
members are promoting
the use of unregistered
iron-based fertilizers for
the selective control of
broadleaf weeds in turf
― Health Canada
Regions and Program Branch
Pesticide Compliance Program
255 Woodlawn Rd. W, Unit 109
Guelph, ON N1H 8J1
March 12, 2012
Mr. Tony DiGiovanni
7856 Fifth Line South
Milton, ON L9T 2X8
RE: USE OF UNREGISTERED PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ― ‘Iron-based Fertilizers’
It has recently come to our attention that a number of Landscape Ontario members are promoting the use of unregistered iron-based fertilizers for the selective control of broadleaf weeds in turf.
At the present time, there are only two commercial iron-based products registered under the Pest Control Products Act ( PCPA ) for the selective control of broadleaf weeds in turf, including Fiesta Lawn Weed Killer Ready To Spray ( PCP No. 29534 ) and Fiesta Lawn Weed Killer ( PCP No. 29535 ).
The use of unregistered pest control products in Canada is prohibited as per Section 6 (1) of the PCPA; « No person shall manufacture, store, transport, import, distribute or use a pest control product that is not registered under this Act … ». Accordingly, any person found using/promoting an unregistered iron fertilizer for weed control will be subject to compliance and enforcement measures, as set forth by the authority of the PCPA and Regulations.
I am sending you this information for your consideration. I would be most interested in obtaining any ideas or suggestions you may have to help effect compliance with our Federal Legislation.
I look forward to your comments or suggestions and thank you for your attention in this matter.
Pesticide Compliance Program / Programme de la Conformité des Pesticides
Health Canada / Santé Canada
Tel: 519-826-2895; Fax: 519-826-2129
from an Independent Perspective
Adequate broad-leaved weed control with Fiesta Herbicide is only achieved with an EXHORBITANT 6 TO 8 REPEAT APPLICATIONS PER SEASON, or more.
Even with REPEAT APPLICATIONS, the weeds are NEVER ENTIRELY KILLED, and EXCESSIVE USE of iron will lead to a DETERIORATION IN TURF QUALITY AND DENSITY, which will lead to further problems with weed invasion.
Fiesta Herbicide was registered and approved for use in the Province of Ontario in April 2010, and was quickly incorporated into weed control programs ― NOT BECAUSE OF ITS EFFICACY, but because of the 2009 legislation that IMPOSED AN UNECCESSARY AND UNREALISTIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION which PREVENTED Professional Lawn Care companies from using conventional herbicides that WERE TRULY EFFECTIVE AS WELL AS SAFE.
The CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE of the Professional Lawn Care Industry in Provinces like Ontario was EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited conventional products.
Because of PROHIBITION in Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, with UP TO 12,500 UNEMPLOYED, and ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.
The vast majority of users OVERWHELMINGLY CONDEMN Fiesta, hence, the MAJOR REASON for the DOOMING of the Professional Lawn Care Industry that ENTIRELY DEPENDED upon its success.
In fact, conventional herbicides, such as 2,4-D, are deemed SAFER than Fiesta.
Fiesta, and any of its iron-based derivatives, is considered to be DISMAL FAILURES as weed control products, especially because of the EXHORBITANT NUMBER OF REPEAT APPLICATIONS REQUIRED EVERY SEASON.
In fact, ALL so-called Green Alternative Pesticides and Green Alternative Methods are DISMAL FAILURES ― they DO NOT WORK !
By the year 2011, in jurisdictions like Ontario, the EXHORBITANT REPEAT APPLICATIONS AND STUNNINGLY HIGH COST of Fiesta prompted Professional Lawn Care companies to CONCOCT their own iron-based mixtures through the ILLEGAL USE of LOW-COST AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER IRON.
Why bother with
legal and registered
products when you can
LIE and CHEAT with
iron-based fertilizer ?
For a copy of the original Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link …
NORAHG has archived more references and reports on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site …
CARNAGE CAUSED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION
GREEN ALTERNATIVES … BOGUS & DISMAL FAILURES
GREEN ALTERNATIVE - CORN GLUTEN MEAL HERBICIDE … DISMAL FAILURE !
GREEN ALTERNATIVE - FIESTA HERBICIDE … DISMAL FAILURE !
GREEN ALTERNATIVE - NEEM OIL … VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW
GREEN ALTERNATIVE - PHOMA MACROSTOMA HERBICIDE … FALSE EXPECTATIONS
GREEN ALTERNATIVE - WEED-BURNING FLAME-THROWERS … JUST LIKE NAPALM !
HEROES SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM
MYTH-BUSTING - PESTICIDE BANS - THE MYTHS ABOUT ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Long Version )
PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS - CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO - 2011 POLL REGARDING PROHIBITION
STRIKING BACK AGAINST TERRORISM
THE WISDOM OF CANADIAN CONSUMER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
THE WISDOM OF DRYSDALE, ART C. - CELEBRITY EXPERT HORTICULTURIST
THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH, LORNE - THE NATION'S MOST EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN
THE WISDOM OF HOLLAND, JOHN J. - THE NATION'S MOST ELOQUENT AND INTELLIGENT WRITER
THE WISDOM OF MAINS, HOWARD
THE WISDOM OF SOLOMONS, KEITH R. AND SANDRA
THE WISDOM OF THE FRASER INSTITUTE
THE WISDOM OF ELIZABETH M. WHELAN AND AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH ( ACSH )
UPDATES & WARNINGS
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM
VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW