2,4-D vs FIESTA Herbicide Costs
Gord Mackintosh (Father of Bank Robbing Son). Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship
1 Litre of (synthetic) Killex Concentrate that treats 8500 Sq feet of Lawn for $20.99 a bottle. Link
1 Litre of (Natural) Scotts EcoSense Weed B Gon Concentrate that treats 1300 Sq Feet of Lawn at $39.99 a bottle. Link
Gideon Forman Comparison:
A full year of (synthetic) weed control and fertilizing at $275.00
A 1 time application of (Natural) weed suppression at $255.00. (4-5 required per year)
Common sense ban
RE: "Pesticide ban playing politics," April 20.
Common-sense lawn-pesticide bans have been introduced in six provinces. Not only do they protect drinking water, pets, and children, they're also consistent with a thriving lawn care sector. The City of Halifax, for example, enacted a pesticide bylaw in the year 2000. Statistics Canada shows that, from 2000 to 2005, the number of landscaping and lawn care firms in the city grew 53%. We've also seen that pesticide-free lawn care is very reasonably priced. A survey in Ontario found the typical cost for a pesticide treatment was as much as $275. The typical cost for a pesticide-free application was only $255.
Gideon Forman, executive director
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment