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Another Canadian province to ban lawn pesticides

The government of the Canadian province of Manitoba is to introduce legislation to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides on lawns.  Planned legislation would allow only the use of federally approved biopesticides on lawns and adjacent areas as well as on school playing fields.  It would become effective in December 2014 with a one-year grace period for homeowners to allow them to become familiar with alternative products.  The legislation would specifically exempt agricultural land, golf courses and turf farms and address control of noxious weeds and invasive species.  The government plans to consult the lawn care industry and other stakeholders on the regulations required to implement the law.  It held a public consultation on the cosmetic use of pesticides on lawns last year (Agrow No 643, p 14).  Most other Canadian provinces have introduced similar measures.

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