On June 18, 2009 the Minister of Environment announced changes to how lawn care pesticides will be managed in this Province including banning the use and sale of over 200 Over-the-Counter lawn care products. This ban focuses on products that are misused and overused, and which results in more pesticides being added to the environment than is necessary. In addition, there are Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provisions for lawncare professionals to significantly reduce their reliance on blanket treatments, and will instead promote spot treatment of problem areas.
There are no changes to legislation required; changes were be implemented under current provisions of the Pesticides Control Act.
Please find below more specific information on the program and how it may relate to you or your business: