Saturday, November 8, 2008

More on the upcoming Ontario Pesticide Ban

In response to our recent post regarding the list of nine chemicals the David Suzuki Foundation feels should be included in the Ontario Pesticide Ban - F Portenier said...
"What is the prevalence of use of these pesticides in the Golfing Industry?"

I've decided to do a bit of research for F Portenier and pro
vide the names of active ingredients listed by DSF by providing links to approved uses and products that they can be found in. As for which ones are used for golf? A licensed exterminator can spray a schedule 1-6 pesticide (look here for details), the most common of these chemicals on golf courses would be the Glyphosate products. It is important to note that the province of Ontario does expect to exempt golf courses from any "ban" through the use of an accreditation program. My understanding is that the province is working towards updating the IPM Acreditation Program, currently adminstered through Ridgetown College.

Click here to see which orgainizations/companies are IPM Acredited under the current program.

Okay, here are the chems:

Abamectin - Used to control insect and mite pests of a range of agronomic, fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops, and it is used by homeowners for control of fire ants. Abamectin is also used as a veterinary antihelmintic.
Uses Here, Here and Here
Products Here, Here and Here

Acetamiprid - Control of Sucking-Type Insects on Leafy Vegetables, Fruiting Vegetables, Cole Crops, Citrus Fruits, Pome Fruits, Grapes, Cotton, and Ornamental Plants and Flowers.
Uses Here, Here and Here
Products Here

Glufosinate Ammonium - The herbicide is a broad spectrum herbicide which is comparatively bio-degradeable similar to glyphosate.[1] Glyphosate was first sold by Monsanto under the tradename Roundup, but is no longer under patent. It is sold under the brand names sold under trade names Basta, Buster and Liberty. Crops have been developed (genetically engineered) which are resistant to this herbicide through the insertion of the bar gene[2] into plants.
Uses Here,and Here
Products Here and Here

Glyphosate Acid is a Herbicide found in products typically used at golf courses, forestry, agriculture and lawn care industry. Trade names for products containing glyphosate include Gallup, Landmaster, Pondmaster, Ranger, Roundup, Rodeo, and Touchdown. It may be used in formulations with other herbicides.
Uses Here, Here, and Here
Products Here, Here (must scroll down and find Glyphosate Acid on list)

Isopropylamine Salt of Glyphosate is a Herbicide found in products typically used at golf courses, lawn care industry, forestry and agriculture.
Products Here, Here, and Here
Uses Here , Here

Metam is a soil fumigant used as a pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide.
Products found Here, and Here
Uses found Here, Here and Here

Napropamide is a herbicide mostly used for agriculture. Trade names for products containing napropamide include Devrinol and R-7465. It may also be found in formulations with other pesticides such as monolinuron, nitralin, simazine, trifluralin, tefurthrin, and tebutam. It is compatible with many other herbicides and fungicides.
Products are found Here,
Uses are found Here, and Here

Thiram is a fungicide mostly used in Agriculture. Common names include thiram (U.S.), thiuram (Japan), and TMTD (former U.S.S.R.), TMT, and TMTDS. Trade names include AAtack, Arasan, Aules, Fermide 850, Fernasan, FMC 2070, Hexathir, Mercuram, Micropearls, Nomersan, Pomarsol, Puralin, Rezifilm, Rhodiasan Express, Spotrete, Tersan, Thiosan, Thiotex, Thiramad, Thirame, Thiuramin, Thirasan, Tirampa, Tiuramyl, TMTC, TMTD 50 Borches, Trametan, Tuads, and Tulisan.
Products containing Thiram can be found Here and Here
Uses Here and Here


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