Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Canada Bans Weed and Feed


"Pesticides should only be used when and where there is a need...

...fertilizer-pesticide combination products for lawn and turf uses do not support the goals of best practices for pest management in turf..." - Health Canada
I imagine this will discourage indiscriminate dumping of unnecessary chemicals onto lawns. Now if we could just get rid of lawns...

h/t: The Clueless Gardeners


* I love best agronomic practices!
**My dad's been using corn gluten on our old acre lot and swears by it for weed suppression. We never had any pest problems - maybe because there was such a huge amount of habitat for predators. We did once have serious infestation of yellow jackets in the front yard - but some gasoline and fire took care of them!

5 comments:

  1. I agree. It would be great to see an end to lawns. We have a lot of work to do. When I have a house I'm thinking a mixture of decorative with some veggies outfront and all veggies, fruit trees, with some parts for decorative in the backyard.

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  2. "I imagine this will discourage indiscriminate dumping of unnecessary chemicals onto lawns. Now if we could just get rid of lawns..."
    What a great line!

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  3. Agreed Ted. I'll surely steal that at some point.

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  4. thanks for linking to my blog! :D

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