Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS.
Our neighbors to the north are talking about a ban on “cosmetic” use of pesticides.
Several Canadian provinces ban pesticide use on lawns, and the Winnipeg Free Press reports Manitoba officials are preparing a ban on urban pesticide use that would likely be implemented next year.
The ban would not affect agricultural use of pesticides.
A Minnesota Department of Agriculture study in 2010 found
“Non-agricultural pesticide sales accounted for approximately 60% of the total pounds of all (agricultural and non-agricultural) pesticide sold in Minnesota.”