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Canadian province to ban many lawn pesticides

The government of the Canadian province of Manitoba has introduced legislation aimed at banning the use of certain pesticides on lawns and other areas. Under the proposed law, only biopesticides or "low-risk" products would be allowed for use on lawns, adjoining pathways, school grounds and playing fields, and the grounds of healthcare institutions and childcare centres. There would be exemptions for gardens and golf courses, and products to control noxious or invasive weeds or to protect human health. The legislation is expected to take effect in January 2015, followed by a one-year grace period for homeowners. The government proposed the move last year following public consultation on the cosmetic use of pesticides (Agrow No 668, p 16). Most other Canadian provinces have introduced similar measures.


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