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Proposed Amendments EBR Registry #013-2055 follow-up

01/22/2018

Last fall, the MOECC posted a proposal to change O. Reg. 63/09 and O.Reg. 228/07 to allow pesticide operators and applicators to renew theirlicences on-line. We alerted everyone to the fact that while the idea ofmodernizing the licence renewa...

City seeks 'professional shepherds' to manage weed-munching goat herd

01/22/2018

Published on: January 10, 2018 | Last Updated: January 11,2018 10:03 AM MSTANNALISE KLINGBEILGoats, sheep and other four-legged plant-eaters could becoming to a green space near you this year, as Calgary looks to hireprofessional municipal sh...

Letter to the Editor: Wildlife/train Issue a Challenge

12/21/2017

Re: Dec. 14 letter to theeditor on the relationship with wildlife/trains.The relationship betweenvehicles and trains and wildlife is challenging. For grizzly bears and CP, thecomplex relationship is a topic of national interest, especially in...

Controlling Leafy Spurge on Pasture Lands

12/18/2017

Melanie Toppi / Assiniboia TimesDECEMBER 15, 2017 02:03 PMDuring the 19th century, a beautiful plant made its way toNorth America. The yellow flowers are bright and vibrant during the summer, andin the fall, the plants turn beautiful reds, pu...

OPINION: A fight on the farm exposes EU’s dysfunction

12/15/2017

EUROPEAN BUREAU CHIEF, ROMEPUBLISHED DECEMBER 1, 2017 UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2017After the spring election of the pro-Europe French PresidentEmmanuel Macron, the euro zone's return to steady, if not robust, growth andthe end of fears that bailed...

Pesticide rules hurting farmers, says consultant

12/12/2017

By Jennifer Blair, Reporter Published: December 4, 2017 Fewer modes of action and active ingredients increase costs and make Canadian farmers less competitive, says critic. Photo: ThinkstockProducers north of the border have access ...

Invasive weed causes alarm in Alberta

12/12/2017

By Barb GlenPublished: November 30, 2017Nicole Skanderup of the County of Newell stands in a patchof Phragmites australis. | Catherine Christensen/County of Newell photoPhragmites australis chokes out other plants, destroyswetland ecosystems ...

PUC Names new President and CEO

12/12/2017

PUC Services is pleased to announce the appointment of RobBrewer as President and CEO effective January 2, 2018.Rob’s appointment follows the recent announcement of theretirement of President & CEO Dominic Parrella after 30 years of servi...

Vote to approve glyphosate herbicide shakes up German, EU politics

12/01/2017

Jill Petzinger | November 30, 2017European Union countries found themselves at odds on Monday[Nov. 27] over weed killer. After a long deadlock over renewing the license forpesticide glyphosate—and despite 1.3 million Europeans signing a petit...

Don't let spurge be your Grinch

12/01/2017

NADIA MORI / YORKTON THIS WEEKNOVEMBER 24, 2017 05:40 AMLeafy spurge and the Grinch would make a good couple; while onedepresses the Christmas cheer the other depresses your forage yield andquality. The long-lived perennial noxious weed is no...

Miniature robots could cut pesticide use on farms in future

11/23/2017

Robots could also reduce food waste and help harvest crops,but they may not be commercially available for some years to come, say experts A demonstration of a weeding robot on a farm in Saint-Hilaire-en-Woevre, France. Photograph: Jean-C...

Audit: City's pesticide policy out of date, not clearly communicated

11/23/2017

An audit coming before city councillors Monday founddeficiencies in the city’s pesticide policy.An audit coming before Edmonton’s audit committee on Mondayfound deficiencies in the city’s pesticide policy and its communication.The audit was d...

Lanark County council supports ongoing implementation of vegetation managemen...

11/23/2017

Nov 16, 2017 Perth CourierFollowing numerous delegations and presentations at thepublic works committee meeting last month, council received a detailed reportand directed staff to include funds in the 2018 budget to support the ongoingimpleme...

Information Update - What you need to know before importing unregistered pest...

11/23/2017

NEWS PROVIDED BY Health CanadaOTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - If you're planning on bringingpesticides into Canada, you should know that Health Canada is changing therules for importing pesticides for personal use.Unregistered pesticides brough...

The story behind Monsanto's sprawling herbicide crisis

11/10/2017

Emily Flitter, ReutersJohn Weiss looks over his crop of soybeans, which he had reported to the state board for showing signs of damage due to the drifting of pesticide Dicamba, at his farm in Dell, Arkansas, U.S. July 25, 2017. Picture taken ...

Agriculture This Week - The safety of glyphosate debate

11/10/2017

CALVIN DANIELS / YORKTON THIS WEEKNOVEMBER 3, 2017 08:22 AMAgriculture may soon be forced to change how it goes aboutgrowing crops as a key tool for years may be forced out of the ‘farm toolbox’.The International Agency for Research on Cancer...

European Union moves closer to pesticide ban

11/10/2017

Posted Nov. 2nd, 2017 by Robert ArnasonThe last week of October added a dramatic chapter to thenever-ending glyphosate saga in Europe.?The future of the herbicide, the active ingredient inRoundup, is still uncertain in the European Union but ...

A ‘bio’ that works - Commercial use is still a couple of years away, but this...

11/10/2017

By Ralph Pearce, CG Production Editor“Most farmers I speak with want to reduce synthetic chemical inputs to their land.” – Dr. Russell Hynes, AAFC-Saskatoon and ?University of Saskatchewan Photo: SuppliedWhen it comes to biopesticid...

Lake Iroquois' invasive milfoil slows as officials consider herbicide permit

11/03/2017

Dorothy Pellett, Free Press correspondentPublished 6:57p.m. ET Oct. 27, 2017Growth of Lake Iroquois' invasive milfoil appears to haveslowed on its own while a permit to kill it is in the hands of stateregulators.Hesburg residents living near ...

Facts about how PG&E is dealing with Vegetation Management and Wildfires in C...

11/02/2017

Through its Electric Vegetation Management (VM) Program,PG&E dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of workforcehours to help reduce electrical outages and wildfire risks.  This is just one part of the many programsP...

Advocacy group calls for broader NL pesticide ban

10/27/2017

Published: Oct. 25, 2017, 9:50 a.m.The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environmentis calling for a broader ban on cosmetic pesticides in the province, and theysay the overwhelming majority of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians suppor...

Wright expands operations to Canada

10/27/2017

BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff WriterWednesday, October 25, 2017 4:03 PMWright Service Corp. has taken its vegetation managementbusiness international, picking up a majority stake in Canada-based SpectrumResource Group. Wright, which has its head...

LETTER: Wildlife corridor management benefits from team approach

10/27/2017

OCTOBER 24, 2017 03:53 PMDear Editor:Effective communication can accomplish much. A group ofnature-lovers and conservationists was concerned about the clearing ofvegetation beneath BC Hydro’s power lines in a North Vancouver wildlifecorridor,...

Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide

10/27/2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A major agribusiness company suedArkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that’sdrawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer hasdrifted onto their crops and cause...

Charlottetown pesticide bylaw faces amendment: City inspections unnecessary, ...

10/19/2017

By Kevin Yarr, CBC NewsCharlottetown's cosmetic pesticide ban, which came intoeffect in January, is going back to committee following a challenge from a citycouncillor.Coun. Bob Doiron wants a $50 fee associated with the bylaweliminated.The f...

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