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Manitoba to ban synthetic chemical lawn pesticides


July 2, 2013
By The Canadian Press

July 2, 2013, Winnipeg – Manitoba is bringing in legislation to ban synthetic chemical lawn pesticides.

July 2, 2013, Winnipeg – Manitoba is bringing in legislation to ban synthetic chemical lawn pesticides.

Agricultural lands, golf courses and sod-farms would be exempt, but farm groups have raised concerns about weed pressure and seed drift from urban areas onto farmland.

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Under the legislation, only federally approved bio-pesticides will be allowed for use on lawns, sidewalks, driveways and patios.

Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh says Manitoba is bringing in the legislation because there is increasing availability of replacement products and alternative turf management practices that effectively control weeds.


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