Golf Industry’s LOOMING SHIPWRECK – Predictions Concerning The Loss Of Its Pesticide Exception Status – 2009 Encore Report

 

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The Looming Shipwreck

 

Of The Golf Industry

 

 

 

May 26th, 2009

 

Written By William H Gathercole And Norah G

 

T&R Magazine

 

 

 

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According to the official position of the rabid U.S. Sierra Club in 2007 

 

GOLF COURSES are often also as unnaturally pumped-up as a steroid-addled East-German shot-putter.

 

Despite its [ PESTICIDE ] EXCEPTION STATUS in Ontario and Quebec [ and beyond ], we will nevertheless repeat our WARNING to the Golf Industry. 

 

It should not feel too smug about its EXCEPTION from either the Ontario or the Quebec PROHIBITION. 

 

Government conditions will be attached to this EXCEPTION. 

 

These conditions will soon grow exponentially and become unreasonable. 

 

THE EXCEPTION STATUS WILL VERY LIKELY BE WITHDRAWN WITHIN THREE TO FIVE YEARS [ BY 2015 ]. 

 

The ONLY LONG-TERM HOPE for the Golf Industry is a STRONG COALITION with the rest of the Green Space Industry that utterly opposes [ Anti-Pesticide Legislations such as ] the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act [ Ontario’s 2009 Provincial PROHIBITION ].

 

The Golf Industry is VULNERABLE TO ATTACK from several fronts. 

 

Regardless of its EXCEPTION STATUS, the Golf Industry faces some HUGE CHALLENGES because of its HIGH DEGREE OF VULNERABILITY in several public affairs issues. 

 

Our extensive review of these issues has led us to conclude that, in order to successfully deter the malicious efforts of the environmental movement, the Golf Industry must immediately address the following fifteen CRITICAL ISSUES 

 

1.   The Golf Industry must CEASE FOCUSING ON THE INEFFECTUAL IPM [ Integrated Pest Management ] as the solution to its public affairs problems.

 

2.   The Golf Industry must CLEARLY PROVIDE SCIENTIFIC FACTS that explain why its pest control products are definitely MINIMUM-RISK.

 

3.   The Golf Industry must DENOUNCE THE GREEN ALTERNATIVES to pest control, the so-called biological-natural-organic methods, as almost INEFFECTIVE and NON-EXISTENT.

 

4.   The Golf Industry must DEVELOP A FULLY TRANSPARENT AND PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE DATA BASE FOR RIGHT-TO-KNOW INFORMATION concerning its pest control products.

 

5.   The Golf Industry must directly and actively support LITIGATION launched against the Ontario PROHIBITION of pest control products, and cease being a mere casual observer.

 

6.   The Golf Industry must embark on a massive PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN to stop the proposed scheme by environmental groups and National Democratic Party of Canada for a NATIONAL PROHIBITION [ against ] pest control products.

 

7.   The Golf Industry must explain why some of its pest control products are PROHIBITED BY OTHER NATIONS, but NOT in Canada, and CEASE the WAG-THE-DOG policies on IRRELEVANT ISSUES, such as SAVING QUINTOZENE.

 

8.   The Golf Industry must REVIEW AND JUSTIFY its current and extensive array of pest control products.

 

9.   The Golf Industry must PLAN FOR THE INEVITABLE LOSS OF ITS EXCEPTION STATUS in Ontario and Quebec [ and beyond ] IN THREE TO FIVE YEARS [ BY 2015 ].

 

10.   The Golf Industry must PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION supporting the idea that its INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES may REDUCE the use of pest control products.

 

11.   The Golf Industry must PUBLISH GOLF MAINTENANCE PROTOCOLS and the PERFORMANCE STANDARDS expected by its playing customers.

 

12.   The Golf Industry must SCIENTIFICALLY DEFINE AND PUBLICLY DISCREDIT the misleading term « Organic Golf Course », and establish policies for expelling clubs using this term from its trade associations.

 

13.   The Golf Industry must STRONGLY ADDRESS AND DISCREDIT THE MISCONCEPTIONS concerning imidacloprid [ a Neonicotinoid Insecticide ], chlorothalonil, 2,4-D, and its other pest control products.

 

14.   The Golf Industry must TERMINATE ALL RELATIONSHIPS with environmental groups like Canadian Cancer Society, World Wildlife Fund, and others, and suspend all related charitable tournaments that provide financial donations and support to these groups.

 

15.   The Golf Industry must OPENLY AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ALL POLITICAL CANDIDATES WHO OPPOSE ANY PROHIBITION LEGISLATION.

 

In this article, we will address public affairs issues numbers 5 and 7.

 

 

 

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Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

The Golf Industry Is Effective In Public Affairs    Sometimes ?!?!

 

 

The Golf Industry has often proven to be REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE in matters relating to public affairs. 

 

The industry boasts having STRONG AND IMPRESSIVE PUBLIC AFFAIRS LEADERS, such as those listed below. 

 

We thank them and many others for their hard work 

 

   Jarrod Barakett, Ontario Golf Superintendents Association ( OGSA )

 

   Bob Burrows, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA )

 

   Teri Yamada, Royal Canadian Golf Association ( RCGA )

 

One of the principal reasons why the Golf Industry was provided with an EXCEPTION STATUS from the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act is because of OGSA, that organized an IMPECCABLE PUBLIC AFFAIRS EFFORT. 

 

GOLF COURSE employees, owners, and golfers provided comments or signed petitions in support of an EXCEPTION. 

 

They submitted a total of 1316 signatures. 

 

It worked ! 

 

[   Mr William H Gathercole was the original creator of the EXCEPTION STATUS that has allowed the Golf Industry to avoid being subjected to PROHIBITIONS against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.  ]

 

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Lamentably Bad Statements From #@!!% Idiots In The Golf Industry

 

 

Unfortunately, every once in a while, some [ idiot ] from the Golf Industry makes some LAMENTABLY BAD STATEMENTS. 

 

For example, James T Snow, who [ was ] National Director of United States Golf Association Green Section ( USGA ). 

 

[ Fortunately, Snow retired in 2011, and is now silent. ]

 

Snow has made comments that can only be described as DISTORTED UNTRUTHS that do not help the image of the Golf Industry. 

 

Snow is WRONG for making the Golf Industry look like a bunch of medieval spray jockeys who are bent on polluting our planet with heavy metals and other poisons. 

 

Snow is also WRONG about the history of the Golf Industry. 

 

How can this guy be even allowed to talk to the media ?!?! 

 

Take a look at what Snow issued as a statement in the magazine Golf Digest in May 2008. 

 

The emphasized words [ in brackets ] are our own, as always, from an independent perspective 

 

Oh my gosh, back in the 1920s they literally cured dollar spot.  [ WRONG ! ] 

 

They eliminated dollar spot from GOLF COURSES.  [ WRONG ! ] 

 

But they used mercury, cadmium and lead arsenic to do it.  [ MOSTLY WRONG ! ] 

 

How do you like that ?!?! 

 

All you had to do back in the 1960s was put chlordane on the greens and you wouldn’t have an insect problem for 25 years. [ WRONG ! ]

 

 

 

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Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

Public Affairs Issue Number 5    LITIGATION That Will Stop PROHIBITION

 

 

The Golf Industry must DIRECTLY AND ACTIVELY SUPPORT LITIGATION launched against the Ontario pesticide PROHIBITION [ in 2009 ], and cease being a mere casual observer. 

 

WHY ?!?! 

 

   [ Litigation must be launched ] because the pressure exerted on the Government of Ontario by the environmental movement to rescind the Golf Industry’s PESTICIDE EXCEPTION STATUS is enormous. 

 

   [ Litigation must be launched ] because the Government of Ontario itself is FULLY INFESTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT. 

 

   [ Litigation must be launched ] because the current Premier of the Government of Ontario [ Dalton McGuinty ] is both TAINTED AS AN ENVIRONMENTALIST and as a BIOLOGIST. 

 

Consequently, we predict that the EXCEPTION STATUS now enjoyed by the Golf Industry WILL BE LOST WITHIN THREE TO FIVE YEARS [ BY 2015 ]. 

 

In anticipation of this LOOMING SHIPWRECK, it is now time for the Golf Industry to SUPPORT THE LEGAL CHALLENGE mounted by the Professional Lawn Care Industry [ in 2009 ].

 

 

 

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Suzuki Has Set The Tone Against The Golf Industry

 

 

Within mere hours of the adoption of the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, on June 18th, 2008, David Takayoshi Suzuki SET THE TONE FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM, this time against the Golf Industry.

 

According to Suzuki, THE GOLF INDUSTRY SHOULD NOT BE ENTITLED TO EXCEPTIONS. 

 

The following is an excerpt from the web site of the TROUBLESOME [ AND GOLF-HATING ] David Suzuki Foundation.  ( The emphasis of some words is our own.) 

 

On June 18th, 2008, lawmakers in Ontario passed the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, which PROHIBITS the sale and use of pesticides on lawns and gardens throughout Canada’s largest province. 

 

This is a major step towards reducing pesticide use, because not allowing pesticides on store shelves is simply the best way to make sure that they’re not used. 

 

If you are one of the thousands of Ontario residents who contacted the government in support of a sales ban, THANK YOU ! 

 

You are a part of this important victory. 

 

But this good news has some rough edges.  [ … ] 

 

[ The new law ] allows GOLF COURSES to continue using pesticides and gives power to the Ontario Minister of the Environment to allow other EXCEPTIONS, A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LOOPHOLE. [ ?!?! ] 

 

[  What is Suzuki talking about ?!?!  ]

 

[  What DANGER is caused by golf facilities ?!?!  ]

 

 

 

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Suzuki Has Taken A Strong Position Against The Golf Industry

 

 

What danger is Suzuki talking about ?!?! 

 

All of a sudden, Suzuki has become an expert on GOLF COURSE maintenance and pest control products ?!?! 

 

NOT ! 

 

Suzuki’s posturing and position is nothing new. 

 

[  Suzuki HATES and DESPISES the Golf Industry !  ]

 

He has been taking a STRONG POSITION AGAINST THE GOLF INDUSTRY since 2004. 

 

Here are two examples. 

 

The first example is from Suzuki himself in 2004 

 

COSMETIC PESTICIDES ARE BAD NEWS says broadcaster and scientist [ and golf-hater ] Doctor David Suzuki.  [ ?!?! ]

 

« Pesticides are everywhere today, and many of them contain ingredients known or suspected of causing CANCER. »  [ WRONG ! ] 

 

« WE SHOULDN’T BE PUTTING OUR HEALTH IN DANGER BECAUSE WE LIKE TO GARDEN OR PLAY GOLF. »  [ ?!?! ] 

 

[  What is Suzuki talking about ?!?!  ]

 

[  What DANGER is caused by playing golf ?!?!  ]

 

On October 15, 2008, [ the golf-hating ] David Suzuki Foundation expressed the following comments on the options under consideration for managing lawn care and landscape pesticide use in the Province of New Brunswick 

 

If provincial PROHIBITIONS EXEMPTS GOLF COURSES, as proposed in the discussion paper, municipalities need clear authority to restrict pesticide use on GOLF COURSES within their boundaries to better PROTECT public health and the environment.  [ ?!?! ]

 

[  What is Suzuki talking about ?!?!  ]

 

[  How is health and environment protected with ARBITRARY PROHIBITIONS ?!?!  ]

 

 

 

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No Golf Industry EXCEPTION ( a.k.a. LOOPHOLE )

 

 

Suzuki is not alone. 

 

Let’s remember that Suzuki is considered as a LEADER of the environmental movement in Canada. 

 

He is essentially « The Puppet Master » of the [ golf-hating ] environmental movement. 

 

Predictably, some of the leading fear-mongering organizations within the environmental movement are ALSO COMPLAINING ABOUT THE GOLF INDUSTRY EXCEPTION STATUS.

 

The nine following organizations, including Suzuki, have publicly stated, and in one form or another, that they DO NOT WANT ANY PROHIBITION EXCEPTIONS FOR THE GOLF INDUSTRY. 

 

They want the LOOPHOLE closed 

 

   Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE )

 

   Canadian Cancer Society ( CCS )

 

   Canadian Environmental Law Association ( CELA )

 

   David Suzuki Foundation

 

   Green Party of Ontario

 

   Liberal Party of Ontario ( LPO )

 

   New Democratic Party of Ontario ( NDP )

 

   Pesticide Free Ontario ( PFO )

 

   Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario ( RNAO )

 

   Sierra Club of Canada

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

The Golf Industry LOOPHOLE In Ontario ( a.k.a. EXCEPTION STATUS )

 

 

The next six paragraphs are excerpts from a « Fact Sheet » from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment issued on March 4th, 2009.  ( The emphasis on certain words is our own. ) 

 

 

 

Excerpts From Fact Sheet Issued By Ontario Ministry Of The Environment On March 4th, 2009

 

1.   What The Golf Course Owners/Operators Need To Know

 

 

The [ Ontario 2009 provincial PROHIBITION ] contains EXCEPTIONS for public health and safety (including the protection of public works structures), GOLF COURSES, specialty turf, specified sports fields, arboriculture and to protect natural resources, if certain conditions are met. 

 

There are also EXCEPTIONS for agriculture, forestry, research and scientific purposes, and uses of pesticides for structural exterminations ( e.g., in and around homes to control insects ) and uses of pesticides required by other legislation.

 

 

 

Excerpts From Fact Sheet Issued By Ontario Ministry Of The Environment On March 4th, 2009

 

2.   Definition Of Golf Courses

 

 

GOLF COURSES are defined as the areas used or intended to be used as playing surfaces including tees, fairways, greens and rough.

 

Mini-golf or mini-putt courses are NOT considered GOLF COURSES.

 

 

 

Excerpts From Fact Sheet Issued By Ontario Ministry Of The Environment On March 4th, 2009

 

3.   EXCEPTION For Golf Courses

 

 

GOLF COURSES require high performance standards for their playing surfaces and have to use some pesticides to achieve those standards. 

 

They will be able to use pesticides only on the actual playing surfaces and not on lawns, gardens, patios and other outdoor areas associated with the course. 

 

Biopesticides and lower risk pesticides [ ?!?! ] can be used to manage weeds, insects and plant diseases on lawns and gardens and to maintain the health of trees.

 

 

 

Excerpts From Fact Sheet Issued By Ontario Ministry Of The Environment On March 4th, 2009

 

4.   IPM ACCREDITATION

 

 

In order to continue using pesticides in their maintenance operations, GOLF COURSES must be fully ACCREDITED in Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ) within two years of the GOLF COURSE being registered by an approved IPM ACCREDITATION body. 

 

IPM ACCREDITATION requires training of grounds-keeping staff, maintaining detailed records of pesticide use, employing alternative methods of controlling pests prior to pesticide use, and participating in an annual audit process. 

 

There is also an annual administrative fee associated with maintaining ACCREDITATION.

 

 

 

Excerpts From Fact Sheet Issued By Ontario Ministry Of The Environment On March 4th, 2009

 

5.   Annual Report

 

 

Owner/operators will be required to prepare an annual report disclosing the locations and amounts of pesticides used on the GOLF COURSE. 

 

This report must be made public on a web-site and a copy must be provided to the public on request. 

 

The report must contain the following information   

 

  The name and quantity of each active pesticide ingredient used 

 

  An explanation of any differences between the information regarding this year’s pesticide use and the information provided in the previous annual report 

 

  A map or plan of the GOLF COURSE showing all application areas 

 

  Once the GOLF COURSE is fully ACCREDITED, it must provide an explanation of how maintaining ACCREDITATION by the IPM body minimized the use of the pesticide ingredients on the GOLF COURSE and how it will minimize the use during the next year 

 

  The name, contact information, registration number and signature of the GOLF COURSE’s IPM agent 

 

  Confirmation by the owner or a representative of the owner of the GOLF COURSE that the report is complete 

 

  Any other information that is asked for by a Ministry of the Environment Director.

 

 

 

Excerpts From Fact Sheet Issued By Ontario Ministry Of The Environment On March 4th, 2009

 

6.   Public Meetings

 

 

The owner or operator of a GOLF COURSE of his or her representative must attend and present the report at a public meeting held before December 1st in each calendar year.

 

 

 

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The Official Reason For The Golf Industry EXCEPTION STATUS

 

 

The Government of Ontario believes that the maintenance standards used by the Golf Industry require that it be given an EXCEPTION STATUS. 

 

On the matter of maintenance standards, the Government of Ontario issued the following statement in June 2008 

 

The MOE [ Ontario Ministry of the Environment ] recognizes that GOLF COURSES require high performance standards for the playing surfaces and require some pesticide use to achieve such standards.  The EXCEPTION to the PROHIBITION on the use of prescribed pesticides on GOLF COURSES is conditional upon complying with certain requirements. 

 

Prescribed conditions will be considered in the development of the regulations required to make the PROHIBITION operable.

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

Politicians Who Disagree With The Golf Industry LOOPHOLE ( a.k.a. EXCEPTION ) In Ontario

 

 

In September 2008, the Ontario New Democratic Party ( NDP ) has expressed its dissatisfaction with the golf EXCEPTION. 

 

The following is a statement from Peter Tabuns, the NDP Environment Critic 

 

Spraying of pesticides on GOLF COURSES is DANGEROUS to GOLF COURSE workers and players alike  [ ?!?! ]    and it is simply UNNECESSARY.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

The vast majority of Ontarians want the government to do the right thing and CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE in the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act which allows the continued application of pesticides to GOLF COURSE greens.

 

Tim Hudak is a Member of Provincial Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook in the Province of Ontario. 

 

In 2008, Hudak made the following statement 

 

If you take a closer look at the government’s proposed legislation, it is clear that it is more about scoring political points rather than truly improving Ontario’s environment. 

 

For starters, the so-called ban [ i.e. Ontario 2009 provincial PROHIBITION ] EXEMPTS pesticide use in agriculture, GOLF COURSES, managed forests and other areas that the Minister deems appropriate. 

 

In reality, the EXEMPTIONS make up more than 90 per cent of total pesticide use in Ontario.

 

 

 

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Public Affairs Issue Number 7    The Golf Industry Must Cease Its Wag-The Dog Policies

 

 

The Golf Industry must explain why some of its pest control products are PROHIBITED by other nations, but NOT in Canada, and cease its policies of WAG-THE-DOG on IRRELEVANT ISSUES, such as SAVING QUINTOZENE.

 

Why ?!?! 

 

Because critics will point out that that if certain pest control products can be PROHIBITED elsewhere, then why not in Canada. 

 

Because DEFENDING products such as quintozene is a WASTE OF TIME, and doing so actually DAMAGES THE POLITICAL CREDIBILITY of the Golf Industry. 

 

The LOOMING SHIPWRECK of the Golf Industry is fast approaching, and it is time for the Golf Industry to address this critical public affairs issue.

 

 

 

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Pest Control Products PROHIBITED In Other Nations

 

 

On April 26th, 2008, as part of a COALITION TO PROHIBIT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN ONTARIO, the troublesome [ and pesticide-hating ] David Suzuki Foundation and its allies released the following statement 

 

At least 50 pesticide active ingredients registered for use in Canada have been PROHIBITED in other OECD [ Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ] countries.

 

Of the fifty mentioned by Suzuki, FIVE are specifically used by the Golf Industry. 

 

The following FIVE ingredients are reportedly PROHIBITED in other « more advanced » countries [ ?!?! ] 

 

   chlorothalonil ( Daconil )

 

   iprodione ( Rovral )

 

   quintozene ( PCNB )

 

   thiophanate-methyl ( Senator )

 

   2,4-D

 

[  Really ?!?!  Some countries are seemingly more advanced because they arbitrarily and recklessly PROHIBIT ingredients that are already proven to be safe and effective ?!?!  ]

 

 

 

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2,4-D PROHIBITED By Four Other Nations ?!?!

 

 

2,4-D is not approved for lawns and gardens in Denmark, Kuwait, Norway, and Sweden.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

2,4-D use is severely restricted in Belize, but it is approved in the European Union ( EU ), of which both Sweden and Denmark are members.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION    2,4-D is banned in some countries.  [ ?!?! ]  According to The Industry Task Force II On 2,4-D Research Data, this is a MYTH !  Here are some facts    2,4-D is registered for use in over 100 countries.  The most recent country to approve its continued sale and use was Sweden in 2011.  In some countries, the market size or product use restrictions do not warrant the cost of maintaining registrations.  The European Commission, conducted a major re-evaluation of 2,4-D which was completed in October 2001, concluding that 2,4-D was acceptable for continued registration in all European member countries.

 

 

 

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Chlorothalonil ( Daconil ) PROHIBITED By One Single Nation ?!?!

 

 

Chlorothalonil as been PROHIBITED, or is no longer registered, in Sweden as of 1991; however, the European Union ( EU ) has approved its use in 2006. 

 

Sweden is a member of the European Union ( EU ). 

 

 

 

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Iprodione ( Rovral ) PROHIBITED By One Single Nation ?!?!

 

 

Iprodione has been PROHIBITED in Denmark since 1998, but approved by the European Union ( EU ) since 2003. 

 

Denmark is a member of the European Union ( EU ).

 

 

 

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Thiophanate-Methyl ( Senator ) PROHIBITED By One Single Nation ?!?!

 

 

Thiophanate-Methyl has been PROHIBITED in Denmark ( 1990 ). 

 

This ingredient is no longer a major part of fungicide programs in the Golf Industry.

 

 

 

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Quintozene ( PCNB ) PROHIBITED By Other Nations ?!?!

 

 

[  Incredibly, Trade Associations like Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ) have spent more time and energy attempting to resurrect toxic products like quintozene rather than defend the Golf Industry from Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.  ]

 

Quintozene has been voluntarily withdrawn in Austria ( 1988 ) and Finland ( 1996 ), and PROHIBITED in Germany ( 1988 ) and the European Union ( EU ) (2000). 

 

It may soon be withdrawn from the Canadian market. 

 

Quintozene has been very recently withdrawn from the United States ( US ) market.

 

Quintozene is a fungicide that is also known as PCNB. 

 

This active ingredient has been used in the Golf Industry in very affordable products like Terraclor and FF II. 

 

It is classified as a Group 14 fungicide, an organochlorine, and controls diseases like the Snow Molds, which are located in the thatch and soil, as well as on the foliage. 

 

Quintozene is a product that was brought to market fifty years ago, in the mid-Twentieth Century. 

 

The first Canadian registration date for « Quintozene 75% Wettable Powder Fungicide » was 1959.

 

Best results are obtained when quintozene is used in a preventive application program. 

 

It is sometimes recommended that quintozene be watered lightly as a soil drench to wash the ingredients down into the soil.

 

 

 

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The Effects Of Climate On Quintozene

 

 

The effect of rain and melting snow severely affects the performance of quintozene. 

 

A single application of quintozene, or perhaps any other fungicide product, will not always provide a sufficient level of control of the Snow Mold diseases of turf.

 

In Eastern Canada, fungicide applications may need to be repeated several times for the control of Snow Molds, in at least four distinct periods of time 

 

   During winter, after a mid-winter thaw

 

   Early in the spring, immediately after snow melt

 

   Early winter, just prior to the first permanent snow fall

 

   Late in the fall, during periods of high rain fall

 

 

 

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The Problems Associated With Quintozene

 

 

Turf managers have claimed to have experienced several problems when using quintozene, especially when maximum rates are used. 

 

Here are some examples 

 

   Chemical root pruning of desirable grasses, especially after continuous and repeated use for several years

 

   Death of turfgrasses in areas of application overlap

 

   Increased injury from specific diseases, such as Take All

 

   Phyto-toxic tip burn of turfgrass leaves

 

  Sensitivity to rain and melting snow, leading to a poor duration of control and the need for an increased frequency of application

 

The duration of fungicide control will be reduced when humid conditions are caused by unceasing rain and melting snow, or when turf leaves do not stop growing. 

 

In both situations, the amount of fungicide remaining on the foliage may be insufficient to provide adequate control against the Snow Mold diseases.

 

The amount of fungicide applied late in the fall, JUST PRIOR TO THE FIRST PERMANENT SNOW FALL, must persist until snow melt, and preferably until early spring. 

 

Some fungicides will persist longer than others. 

 

For example, more conventional Twenty-First Century fungicides, like iprodione ( Rovral Green ) and especially Instrata, will tend to remain longer on the leaves than older active ingredients like quintozene.

 

In general, practical field experience has indicated that iprodione, and many other modern ingredients, have a low sensitivity to rain or melting snow, tolerating up to five-inches of accumulated rain. 

 

On the other hand, quintozene may have a higher sensitivity to rain or melting snow, tolerating no more than three-inches of accumulated rain.

 

Some turf managers claim that quintozene provides a major advantage over other more conventional fungicides, since its mode of action is multi-site. 

 

In comparison, many modern fungicides have been classified as single-site, and hence, have been deemed as higher in risk for problems of resistance. 

 

It should be noted that resistance of fungicides to Snow Mold diseases is a rare threat, and it is unlikely that any turf manager will ever encounter resistance to any pest control product at any time throughout his/her careers.

 

 

 

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The CGSA’s Misguided Attempt & Doomed Campaign To « Save » Quintozene

 

 

Incredibly, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ) has petitioned the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada ( PMRA ) concerning the future of quintozene in the market place. 

 

The next three paragraphs are excerpts from the CGSA request on March 23rd, 2009 

 

1.   [ … ] the snow mould [ sic ] application is the most costly of all applications made during the season.  Therefore, it is imperative that golf course superintendents have reliable and cost effective options available.  The quintozene-based products provide consistent disease control at prices that are significantly more cost effective than alternative chemistries currently registered for snow mould [ sic ].  The loss of quintozene will significantly limit the ability of some golf courses to adequately protect their courses from this disease.

 

2.   Although there are alternative fungicides available to golf superintendents for snow mould [ sic ] control, quintozene is a major tool in a resistance management program.  Quintozene is one of only a few contact fungicides and has a multi-site mode of action.  Most of the newer fungicides have a single site mode of action.  If quintozene is no longer available, these single site products will have to be used more often.  This will cause a significant increase in the risk of resistance occurring.

 

3.   The loss of quintozene would have dramatic financial and agronomic impacts on golf courses across Canada.  The CGSA respectfully requests that, as part of the re-evaluation process, the PMRA give consideration to the value of quintozene within the turf industry and to the continuation of its availability to the golf course sector.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION    CANADA’S RE-EVALUATION DECISION FOR PHASING-OUT QUINTOZENE    On June 24th, 2010, Health Canada announced that it was phasing-out quintozene from the Golf Industry.  After a re-evaluation of the fungicide quintozene, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act ( PCPA ) and Regulations, is granting continued registration of certain uses while requiring a phase-out of other uses of quintozene products for sale and use in Canada.  Products containing quintozene used on cole crops and for ornamental bulb dip treatments do not pose unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, and have an agricultural value when used according to the label directions.  All other uses of quintozene are being phased-out due to the health and/or environmental concerns.  They include all turf and ornamental ( except bulb dip treatment ) uses.

 

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE REPORTS    QUINTOZENE

 

 

QUINTOZENE — AUSTRALIA — DIOXINS — CANADIAN GOLF SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION ( CGSA ) ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-Quintozene-2010-04-12-Australia-Dioxins-CGSA-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

QUINTOZENE — ALTERNATIVES — HEALTH CANADA — CANADIAN GOLF SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION ( CGSA ) ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-Quintozene-2010-06-24-Alternatives-Health-Canada-CGSA-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

QUINTOZENE — ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY — HEALTH CANADA — LEADERS OF CANADIAN GOLF SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION ( CGSA ) ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-Quintozene-2010-06-24-Environment-Safety-Health-Canada-CGSA-Leaders-pdf.pdf

 

 

QUINTOZENE — CANCELLATION SCHEDULE — PEST MANAGEMENT REGULATORY AGENCY OF HEALTH CANADA ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-Quintozene-2010-07-14-Quintozene-Cancellation-Schedule-PMRA-pdf.pdf

 

 

QUINTOZENE — STOP SALE ORDER — U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( EPA ) ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-Quintozene-2010-09-03-Quintozene-Stop-Sale-Order-US-EPA-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

Putting Fungicide Use Into Perspective

 

 

Critics of quintozene may have failed to take into account the affordability issue, which is of great concern to the Golf Industry, with ever-tightening budgets and flat or decreasing revenues. 

 

However, it must be noted that fungicide usage represents LESS THAN TEN PER CENT of a GOLF COURSE maintenance budget, whereas employee remuneration and fertilizers may be as high as EIGHTY PER CENT OF THE BUDGET. 

 

It can be argued that efforts to tighten the GOLF COURSE budget can be more effectively focused on manpower and nutrients.

 

It should also be noted that in those Canadian regions that are severely prone to the development of Fusarium Patch disease ( a  form of Snow Mold ), particularly in the Pacific Northwest, quintozene is the product of choice   IN GRANULAR FORM. 

 

The dependence of the Golf Industry on this formulation is a direct result of the refusal of many turf managers to purchase and operate modern spray application equipment. 

 

Virtually all fungicides available for the control of Fusarium Patch must be applied with a sprayer. 

 

Granular quintozene is applied with mere rotary or drop spreaders. 

 

The loss of quintozene will likely represent an opportunity for many turf managers in the Pacific Northwest to now use modern Twenty-First Century application equipment with modern Twenty-First Century products.

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

The U.S. Decision Concerning Quintozene

 

 

In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) concluded that the risks when using quintozene were substantial from an environmental standpoint. 

 

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada ( PMRA ) has also expressed concerns about quintozene. 

 

The major concerns cited are    ( the emphasized words are our own )

 

   quintozene is persistent in the environment, with aerobic and an anaerobic soil metabolism half-life of 189 and 30 days, respectively.

 

   quintozene bio-accumulates in the aquatic food chain.  It persists in the environment (half-life in soil of greater than 60 days), accumulates in human and other species ( bio-concentration factor greater than 1000 days ), and is toxic to fish and invertebrates on acute exposure basis.

 

   quintozene is highly volatile and can be carried by long-range atmospheric transport.  Residues have been detected in regions where the product was never used, such as Saskatchewan.

 

   quintozene is immobile in most soils, but potentially able to partition to organic matter in the soils and move to surface water through erosion.  Therefore, the surface water was found MORE LIKELY TO BE CONTAMINATED.

 

The EPA concluded recently that the re-registration of quintozene was acceptable provided that ALL TURF USES WERE TERMINATED. 

 

[  The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada ( PMRA ) followed with the same reasoning, despite Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ) expressing a strong, misguided, and wasteful desire to change this outcome.  ]

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

The CGSA Should Do Something Else With Its Time

 

 

In view of the many questions concerning the safety of quintozene, to both the environment and desirable turfgrasses, it would seem preferable that Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ) WITHDRAW ITS PETITION IN SUPPORT OF QUINTOZENE. 

 

Critics of this defence of quintozene have pointed out that the CGSA should DEVOTE ITS ENERGIES TO MORE SERIOUS ISSUES concerning pest control products, such as the imminent threat of a nation-wide PROHIBITION and the predictable loss of its EXCEPTION STATUS. 

 

Moreover, by defending a product associated with serious health, environmental, and turf phyto-toxicity issues, the CGSA has WEAKENED ITS CREDIBILITY as a public affairs spokesman for the Golf Industry.

 

So. 

 

Why has CGSA implemented a DOOMED CAMPAIGN to save quintozene ?!?! 

 

Perhaps it is trying to WAG-THE-DOG.

 

[  What about the DRAMATIC FINANCIAL AND AGRONOMIC IMPACT on GOLF COURSES across Canada when PROHIBITION is imposed and the Golf Industry LOSES ITS PESTICIDE EXEMPTION STATUS ?!?!  ]

 

 

 

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Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

Wag-The-Dog With Quintozene

 

 

The interest of Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ) in saving quintozene may be seen as an example of a trade association performing what is called WAG-THE-DOG.

 

WAG-THE-DOG is best known as a 1997 film starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. 

 

It is based upon the novel « American Hero ». 

 

It is the story of a group of people who attempt to distract the U.S. electorate from a presidential sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood producer to fabricate a fake war with Albania. 

 

An event was created in order to take political pressure away from a scandal.

 

Real life recent political situations of WAG-THE-DOG include the four following examples 

 

   Premiers of Quebec and Referendums for Separation, which were used to distract the electorate from problems with the economy.

 

   President Bill Clinton and the N.A.T.O. bombing of Kosovo, which was used to distract the electorate from his sex scandal with Monica Lewinski.

 

   President George H. W. Bush and Operation Desert Storm.

 

   President Jimmy Carter and Operation Eagle Claw, which was used to distract the electorate from his weaknesses as President.

 

To implement a DOOMED CAMPAIGN TO SAVE QUINTOZENE is a means of DIVERTING NEGATIVE ATTENTION AWAY from the more serious and complex issues surrounding the PROHIBITION of pest control products across Canada. 

 

We will let the reader decide if this is true, or not.

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

Who Are The People Responsible For Wag-The-Dog ?!?!

 

 

Observers do not necessarily hold the elected leadership responsible for the weak actions of CGSA. 

 

Observers blame the administrative staff of CGSA. 

 

As is the case within many trade associations, the administrators frequently dictate public policy for the elected officials. 

 

Unfortunately, an extensive review of the CGSA handling of public affairs issues has led observers to conclude that its administrative staff is perhaps not suited for this task. 

 

In fact, observers strongly recommend that the administrative staff of CGSA be ENTIRELY REMOVED FROM THE FUNCTIONS OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

 

 

 

Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck    2009 Report

 

Concluding Thoughts Regarding PROHIBITIONS In Other Nations

 

 

If a pest control product can be PROHIBITED in Kuwait and Belize, why can’t it be PROHIBITED in Canada ?!?!

 

The environmental movement will argue that these nations are « innovative world leaders ». 

 

If they can do it, why can’t Canada ?!?!

 

The Golf Industry can argue back that, under the provisions of the 2004 Pest Control Products Act, a special review of a particular pest control product can also be ordered if all of its uses have been PROHIBITED in other countries.

 

If a pest control product can be PROHIBITED in Kuwait and Belize, why can’t members of the environmental movement simply move to these wonderful countries ?!?! 

 

No comment. 

 

The reader can figure out our answer. 

 

( Deport them all !  J  )

 

 

 

Authors’ Note

 

 

Information presented here has been developed for the education and entertainment of turf managers.  The events, characters, companies, and organizations, depicted in this article are not always fictitious.  Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, may not be coincidental.

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

For The Whole Truth About THE GOLF INDUSTRY, Please Go To The Following Links 

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — GOLF DESTRUCTION — GOLF IS NEXT — CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE GOLF INDUSTRY ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/golf-industry-critical-issues/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — THE GOLF INDUSTRY COLLISION COURSE — DEMISE IS IMMINENT ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-golf-industry-collision-course/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — THE GOLF INDUSTRY COLLISION COURSE — EXAMPLES OF ATTACKS AGAINST GOLF FACILITIES — 2013 03 25 ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/03/25/the-golf-industry-collision-course-examples-of-attacks-against-golf-facilities-2013-03-25/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — BOGUS ORGANIC GOLF COURSES — 2010 11 00 ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2010-11-00-UNLEASHED-BOGUS-Organic-Golf-Courses-Time-To-Rat-Them-Out-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — BOGUS ORGANIC GOLF COURSES — BLACKBURN MEADOWS GOLF CLUB — BOGUS ORGANIC PESTICIDE-FREE GOLF COURSE — BANKRUPTCY & RECEIVERSHIP — SALT SPRING ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA — 2010 11 16 ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2010-11-16-BOGUS-Organic-Golf-Course-Blackburn-Meadows-British-Columbia-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY — DEMANDS NO GOLF EXCEPTION STATUS — POSITION STATEMENTS AGAINST THE GOLF INDUSTRY — PESTICIDE BAN ( A.K.A. PHASE-OUT ) NECESSARY BECAUSE GOLF IS COSMETIC ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-cancer-society-demands-no-golf-exception-status/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — GO BROWN — ANTI-COSMETIC GOLF MAINTENANCE — WHO WANTS TO PLAY GOLF ON #@!!% BROWN GARBAGE DUMPS ?!?! ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/golf-go-brown-anti-cosmetic-golf-maintenance/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE ( USA ) — ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR UNDER THE PRETEXT OF PROTECTING OBSCURE AND INSIGNIFICANT SPECIES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/golf-sharp-park-golf-course-usa/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — FAILURE OF WESTERN CANADA TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-failure-of-western-canada-turfgrass-association/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — FAILURE OF WESTERN CANADA TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION — TERROR NEVER ENDS — BLACK DEATH — 2011 01 31 ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-FAILURE-of-Western-Canada-Turfgrass-Association-2011-01-31-Terror-NEVER-Ends-Black-Death-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — THE GOLF INDUSTRY COLLISION COURSE — GOLF EXCEPTION STATUS WILL BE REVOKED IN QUEBEC — 2012 05 12 — FRENCH TEXT ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2012-05-12-Collision-Course-Golf-Exception-Status-Will-Be-Revoked-In-Quebec-Suzuki-Equiterre-French-Text-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/05/20/golf-pesticide-ban-total-prohibition-in-quebec-exception-status-will-be-revoked-equiterre-david-suzuki-2012-05-12/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — THE LOOMING GOLF INDUSTRY SHIPWRECK — NO LONGER A HOPEFUL FUTURE ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-looming-golf-industry-shipwreck/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY — THE LOOMING GOLF INDUSTRY SHIPWRECK — GOLF USES SIX PER CENT OF ALL PESTICIDES USED IN MANITOBA — 2012 05 23 ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2012-05-23-Looming-Shipwreck-Golf-Uses-Six-Per-Cent-Of-All-Pesticides-Used-In-Manitoba-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/06/18/golf-facilities-use-six-per-cent-of-all-pesticides-manitoba-pesticide-ban-2012-05-23/

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

For The Whole Truth About DAVID SUZUKI, Please Go To The Following Links 

 

 

SUZUKI — DANGEROUS, HYPOCRITICAL, AND INSATIABLE ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/david-suzuki-foundation-dangerous-hypocritical-and-insatiable/

 

 

SUZUKI — LISTED AMONG PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE & ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/organizations/

 

 

SUZUKI — REFERENCES FOR COMPLAINTS AND LITIGATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/david-suzuki-foundation-references-for-litigation/

 

 

SUZUKI — AUDIT SUZUKI — TELL CANADA REVENUE TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL « CHARITY » ( Report )

 

http://www.therebel.media/audit_suzuki

 

 

SUZUKI — 2014 05 28 — LUNATIC NOTICE OF OBJECTION AGAINST NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/06/02/eco-legal-aid-in-action-federal-grant-funding-used-to-fight-federal-government-bees-and-neonicotinoid-pesticides-notice-of-objection-ecojustice/

 

 

SUZUKI — WE NEED A BETTER DAVID SUZUKI  ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/03/11/david-suzuki-unmasked-we-need-a-better-david-suzuki-rob-breakenridge-ezra-levant-macleans-magazine-2013-2014/

 

 

SUZUKI — SAINT SUZUKI AND SECRET SUZUKI, THE CAPITALIST MILLIONAIRE ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/11/05/david-suzuki-the-two-suzukis-saint-suzuki-and-secret-suzuki-the-capitalist-millionaire-ezra-levant-2013-10-12/

 

 

SUZUKI — PROFANITY ( Report & Video Recordings )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/10/21/david-suzuki-temper-temper-when-david-suzuki-told-me-to-f-ck-off-the-price-of-greatness-is-responsibility-vivian-krause-2010-06-17/#more-28431

 

 

SUZUKI — TARGET OF FINANCE MINISTER FLAHERTY ( Blog & Video Recordings )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/02/11/striking-back-against-anti-pesticide-environmental-terrorist-organizations-targets-of-finance-minister-flaherty-tax-exempt-enviro-profit-must-be-investigated-revoked-2013-12-09/

 

 

SUZUKI — DESERVES THE SPOTLIGHT OF SCRUTINY AND THE TERROR OF A REAL COURTROOM ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/10/14/suzuki-deserves-the-spotlight-of-scrutiny-and-the-terror-of-a-real-courtroom-mr-ezra-levant-confronts-suzuki-legacy-of-failures-2013-10-14/

 

 

SUZUKI — A KNOW-NOTHING HUCKSTER — MR EZRA LEVANT CONFRONTS SUZUKI — SUZUKI MELT-DOWN IN AUSTRALIA ( Reports & Video Recordings )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/10/18/david-suzuki-is-a-know-nothing-huckster-mr-ezra-levant-confronts-suzuki-suzuki-melt-down-in-australia-video-recordings-2013-10-10-2013-09-27/

 

 

SUZUKI — MR EZRA LEVANT CONFRONTS DAVID SUZUKI ( Video Recording )

 

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/2735775008001

 

 

SUZUKI — ENVIRONMENTALIST RUNS AWAY FROM SUN NEWS DURING CLIMATE EVENT ( Video Recording )

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/10/ezra-levant-vs-david-suzuki

 

 

SUZUKI — A MAN OF PROPERTY ( Video Recording )

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/10/david-suzuki-a-man-of-property#

 

 

SUZUKI — POLITICIANS SHOULD BE CHARGED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE ( Video Recording )

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/09/24/david-suzuki-says-politicians-should-be-charged-over-climate-change

 

 

SUZUKI — MELT-DOWN IN AUSTRALIA ( Video Recording )

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/09/27/david-suzukis-deep-thoughts

 

 

SUZUKI — PROHIBITED PARTISAN ACTIVISM WITH DALTON MCGUINTY IN ONTARIO ( Report & Video Recordings )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2011/08/08/complaint-channel-david-suzuki-ontario-prohibited-partisan-activism-dalton-mcguinty/

 

 

SUZUKI — POLITICAL INTERFERENCE — 2011 ONTARIO VOTE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-David-Suzuki-2011-09-20-2011-Ontario-Vote-David-Suzuki-Political-Interference-Trillium-pdf.pdf

 

 

SUZUKI — HARPER IS BUILDING PRISONS FOR ECO-ACTIVISTS — SUN NEWS ( Video Recording )

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/09/25/suzuki-harper-is-building-prisons-for-eco-activists

 

 

SUZUKI — HEALTH CANADA PESTICIDE REVIEW CLAIMS ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/09/02/ecojustice-2013-august-health-canada-pesticide-review-claims/

 

 

SUZUKI — GOLF EXCEPTION STATUS WILL BE REVOKED IN QUEBEC — FRENCH TEXT ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-David-Suzuki-2012-05-12-Collision-Course-Golf-Exception-Status-Will-Be-Revoked-In-Quebec-Equiterre-French-Text-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/05/20/golf-pesticide-ban-total-prohibition-in-quebec-exception-status-will-be-revoked-equiterre-david-suzuki-2012-05-12/

 

 

SUZUKI — PROPAGANDA PACKAGES SENT TO SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-David-Suzuki-2013-03-28-Enviro-PROFIT-Propaganda-Packages-Sent-To-Schools-And-Children-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/02/enviro-profit-david-suzuki-foundation-propaganda-packages-sent-to-schools-and-children-exploiting-children-as-weapons-of-coercion-2013-03-28/

 

 

SUZUKI — QUEBEC SHOULD TOUGHEN PESTICIDE REGULATIONS, DOCTORS URGE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/02/05/quebec-should-toughen-pesticide-regulations-doctors-urge/#more-23561

 

 

SUZUKI — SUZUKI HATES PEOPLE ?!?!    EXCEPT PRETTY LADIES — AND MORE ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-David-Suzuki-2013-01-28-UNMASKED-Suzuki-Hates-People-…-Except-Pretty-Ladies-And-More-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/02/01/david-suzuki-suzuki-hates-people-likes-pretty-female-bodyguards-2013-01-28/

 

 

SUZUKI — COMPLAINT CHANNELS — BUSINESS, FUND-RAISING, GOVERNMENT, & TAXATION AGENCIES — COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/complaint-channels/

 

 

 

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To fight the war against Anti-Pesticide Terrorism, you need facts !

 

Read    PESTICIDE TRUTHS

 

Watch    UNCLE ADOLPH

 

Listen To    NORAHG

 

Learn From    FORCE OF NATURE

 

 

Discover What Anti-Pesticide & Enviro-Lunatic Terrorists Are Doing And Saying About Subversively Imposing Their Life-Style Choices Against Our Society.

 

Read    Reports, Blogs, & Videos, From Force Of Nature, NORAHG, Pesticide Truths, & Uncle Adolph    The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective.

 

Communities and businesses are being HARMED and DESTROYED and RAPED by LUNATIC-TERRORISTS who ARBITRARILY AND RECKLESSLY IMPOSE PROHIBITIONS against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape and by the Agriculture Industry, and who PERPETRATE OTHER ACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM.

 

We are living in the 9|11 Era of Anti Pesticide & Environmental Terrorism where at least ONE SUBVERSIVE ACT OF TERRORISM is perpetrated EVERY SINGLE DAY by LUNATIC-TERRORISTS.

 

A LUNATIC is a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme recklessness.

 

The RECKLESS ACTS OF SUBVERSION by these LUNATIC-TERRORISTS has led to the ARBITRARY IMPOSITION of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in several jurisdictions throughout North America.

 

The result was CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE !

 

Because of LUNATIC-TERRORISTS, provinces like Ontario now have a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES DESTROYED and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK, a MORE DANGEROUS OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT, and a BLACK MARKET IN PESTICIDES.

 

Only TRUE LUNATICS would wish to create a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES DESTROYED and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK.

 

Because of LUNATIC-TERRORISTS, we are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by FAKE SCIENTISTS, JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOR    scientific research PROVES that pest control products will CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.

 

An informed public is better able to protect itself and its communities and businesses from LUNATIC-TERRORISTS who are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE about pest control products or the environment.

 

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space and other industries, and the well-being of our communities.

 

NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to LUNATIC-TERRORISTS and their Anti Pesticide PROHIBITIONS, resulting in the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT CONCOCTED BY LUNATICS of somehow « saving » the environment.

 

NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON-PROFIT NON-PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

 

NORAHG is dedicated to reporting PESTICIDE FREE FAILURES, as well as the work of RESPECTED & HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

 

NORAHG strikes back against the MYTHS concerning the need for prohibition against pest control products.

 

NORAHG RESPONDS on behalf of the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of THE PUBLIC THAT DOES NOT WANT PESTICIDE BANS, and SUPPORTS those who work in the Professional Lawn Care Industry, the Golf Industry, and the Agriculture Industry.

 

 

RESPECTED & HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/11/14/the-wisdom-of-real-experts-who-speak-out-against-the-conspiracy-to-impose-reckless-and-arbitrary-prohibition-against-conventional-pest-control-products-2014-11-14/

 

 

THE MYTHS ABOUT BANNING PESTICIDES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/11/15/the-myths-about-banning-pesticides-part-2-white-paper-report-on-pesticide-bans-2012-11-15-reports/

 

 

VAST SILENT MAJORITY

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-canadian-consumer-specialty-products-association/

 

 

NORAHG is opposed to PESTICIDE FREE jurisdictions where LUNATIC-TERRORISTS have DOOMED CHILDREN to SUFFER INJURIES since Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION inevitably leads to public and residential green spaces that become DANGEROUS AND PEST-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

Go to the following links 

 

 

ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION DESTROYED GREEN SPACES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-leading-to-garbage-dumps/

 

 

PESTICIDE BANS MADE OUR GREEN SPACES LOOK #@!!% UGLY – PHOTO GALLERY

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-leading-to-garbage-dump-green-spaces-photo-gallery/

 

 

EMERALD ASH BORER – SAFE & EFFECTIVE INSECTICIDES VERSUS CHAIN SAWS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/01/19/emerald-ash-borer-wisconsin-municipalities-safe-effective-insecticide-treatments-versus-chain-saws-2014-01-05/

 

 

NORAHG is concerned that, because of PESTICIDE FREE MAINTENANCE of parks and sports fields, CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF SUFFERING INJURIES with DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES CREATED BY #@!!% PESTICIDE BANS.

 

 

CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/children-are-not-at-risk/

 

 

NORAHG pledges to deliver comprehensive reports that are worthy of peoples’ time and of peoples’ concern, reports that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.

 

NORAHG was the brainchild of William H Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.

 

Force Of Nature was launched by NORAHG for CONTINUOUS transmission on the Internet on January 1st, 2009      however, the VERY FIRST Stand-Alone Force Of Nature Report was issued on September 19th, 2008.

 

On March 15th, 2010, Uncle Adolph independently launched The Pesticide Truths, an easy-to-use Web-Site that collects relevant reports of information right-off-the-press.

 

Primus inter pares, first among equals, describes Pesticide Truths, Uncle Adolph, and Force Of Nature    they are formally equal to each other and are all accorded equal respect.

 

The reports and blogs from Pesticide Truths, Uncle Adolph, and Force Of Nature, in some ways, are like Google for everything concerning the SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES of Anti-Pesticide and Enviro-Lunatic Terrorists.

 

Many of these reports and blogs provide a sequence of historical events WITH COMMENTARY, the neutrality of which might be disputed.

 

This is what we do.  Don’t thank us.  It’s a public service.  And we are glad to do it.

 

For The Complete Library of reports from Force Of Nature, NORAHG, Pesticide Truths, and Uncle Adolph, go to the following archives 

 

 

ABOUT UNCLE ADOLPH

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/about-2/

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE WEB-PAGES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/

 

 

NORAHG FON ON FACEBOOK    NORAHG RESPONSES

 

https://www.facebook.com/norah.gfon

 

 

PESTICIDE LINKS    PESTICIDE QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY HEALTH CANADA

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/pesticide-qa-links/

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS    THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF WEB-PAGES, REPORTS, & REFERENCES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/table-of-contents/

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE    ARCHIVE OF REPORTS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

UNCLE ADOLPH’S ORIGINAL PESTICIDE TRUTHS BLOG

 

http://www.uncleadolph.blogspot.ca/

 

 

UNCLE ADOLPH ON SCRIBD    OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

 

http://www.scribd.com/uncleadolph

 

 

UNCLE ADOLPH ON YOUTUBE    VIDEO LIBRARY

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWnwRmNln9JACP3Ap3GF5g

 

 

 

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