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Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation – YouTube.

Cancer Survivor walks Pesticide Treated Golf Course | Sarnia teen caddies for Weir at Augusta | Sports | Sarnia Observer

17-year-old cancer survivor gets invite from Weir

By Jack Poirier, Sarnia Observer

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Boulder Colorado |Audubon Certified | ORGANIC | Flatirons Golf Course – Ya we use Synthetic Pesticides – We missed the Chip Osborne Presentation

Flatirons Golf Course

Environmental Practices


The word pesticide encompasses a broad range of treatments that may be used to control any undesirable plant or animal. The types of pesticides that may be used at golf courses include:

  1. Insecticides are used to treat invasions of insects such as ants, mosquitoes, beetles and moths. At Flatirons Golf Course we only treat insect invasions that occur only above our very high threshold of tolerance and only on the putting greens. For example, the unusual weather conditions in 2009 created such a unique micro climate that the golf course did treat for a high level of cutworms on some greens. This was the first application of any insecticide used on the entire property in the last 15 years. Algaecide controls algae in water features. Flatirons Golf Course has no record of treating any course water features at any time. To encourage our water features’ natural health, Flatirons Golf Course relies on water flow, natural bank areas and mechanical aerators (fountains).

  2. Fungicides are used to treat diseases in turf plants, trees and shrubs. We only apply fungicides on putting greens (when needed). We do not treat any tees, roughs, fairways or any other areas on the 130-acre property with any form of fungicide; nor do we treat trees or shrubs with fungicide at any time. Golf greens can be very susceptible to fungi during periods of extreme weather. Common examples of pests/diseases we see on our greens are: dollar spot, anthracnose, pythium blight, fairy ring, moss and snow mold. When any of these diseases appear, we first attempt to use cultural practices to alleviate the condition naturally. Vertical cutting, aerating, top dressing, fertilizing and watering variations can usually give the turf enough strength to recover on its own. If cultural practices fail and our tolerances for compromised playing conditions are exceeded, we will selectively treat the affected areas with the lowest toxicity fungicide and minimum amount necessary to mitigate the problem. In a typical year, maintenance staff resort to selective fungicide application no more than twice affecting 50 percent of the greens (this equals less than 4% of the playing turf on the golf course).

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Dr. Richard Jagt – Archive – recent studies make it crystal clear that 2,4-D, used to kill weeds on lawns, causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Coaltion for a Healthy Ottawa promoted this Misinformation.

Makes for a good talking point if you ever run into

Meg Sears – Expert Bibliographer

Frank Reddik – Failed Turf Logic Owner (organic lawn care and supplies)

Informed Reader – IPM FRAUD – Ontario Golf Club Mandatory pesticide meeting | Local | News | Sarnia Observer

Ontario Golf Club Mandatory yearly pesticide meeting

Observer staff

As per Ontario regulations, the Bonnie Doon Golf Club will be holding a public meeting to present its annual report for the use of pesticides.

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