Cosmetic Use Pesticide Research And Innovation Program (CUPRI)
Funded By the Government of Ontario, Administered by the Agricultural Adaption Council
The Ontario Trade Association (Landscape Ontario Lawn Care Commodity Group) has been promoting anything they can in order to Survive the Ontario 2009 Cosmetic Pesticide Ban.
Hoping for new products to come onto the market that actually work and offer Tools to Landscape Exterminators for effective and efficient control of Broadleaf Weeeds, Crabgrass and Grubs.
Supporting Biological Options and funding of monies being funneled to Dr. Brownbridge of VineLand Research.
On December of 2013 the Lawn Care Commodity Group Meeting and an included youtube video tell it like it really is.
THE ONTARIO PESTICIDE BAN IS A FAILURE , THERE ARE NO ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS THAT WORK!!!
Published: February 10, 2014 | Last Modified: February 10, 2014 12:07PM
By Eric Vo Record-Journal staff
WALLINGFORD — Whenever Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Marc Deptula walks the grounds at the town’s elementary and middle schools, he usually finds overgrown infields.
“When I see an infield overgrown, I get really upset,” Deptula said. “We’re working with our Parks and Rec Department to try and make these fields better because they want to use (the fields) more.”
At Moran Middle School a person can see how overgrown the fields are from the street, Deptula said. To address the problem, Deptula and his staff resort to manual labor. They use a special kind of rake to remove the weeds.
We only register a pesticide when it works well to control a pest.
Preparing, storing, and using homemade pesticides can be dangerous to your health and the environment. Any pesticide should be used carefully, whether it is store-bought or homemade.
Many Canadians are looking for alternatives to traditional pesticides to use in their homes and gardens. You can now find many recipes for pest control products on the Internet and in printed materials. These recipes are for products that claim to address anything from controlling insects to repelling large animals.
By Terry Daynard, Ottawa Citizen November 18, 2013 2:26 PM
Some bee-keeping and environmental groups want to ban the usage of neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides. Neonics are used to protect food crops from insect damage, for controlling fleas on pets and for protecting ash trees. As a farmer using neonic seed treatments during springtime planting to protect my corn plants, I decided to dig deeper — talking to bee professionals and researchers, and reading the underlying science. There are sure two sides to this story — with only one being told.
Public claims about a neonic-induced honey bee “Armageddon” seem much exaggerated. Statistics show that bee colony numbers are increasing, climbing almost 50 per cent in Ontario since neonic seed treatments were introduced in 2004. Ontario fruit and vegetable farmers report no problems in securing honey bee colonies for crop pollination. Ontario even sends thousands of hives for pollination to Atlantic Canada.
In France, the number of bee colonies dropped by 25 per cent after a neonic ban was imposed in 1999.
While some beekeepers have experienced sizable losses, many others have not, even when locating hives right next to corn fields. The bee-keeper with hives on my corn farm reports no unusual losses. Some Ontario beekeepers have spoken out, opposing the claims of their provincial bee association and anti-pesticide groups.