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Old 04-03-2011, 08:03 PM
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This is the product banned In Ontario for cosmetic pesticide usage.

The medical expert used to ban this product (The Canadian Cancer Society) claims it causes cancer.

This is a product we use on the farmers fields for our food crops. (for the people that did not know)

This is a product that everyone uses because its reasonably priced and its safe when used as directed. (50+ years of testing) Most of all IT WORKS for its intended purpose.

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Health Canada says :

Is it safe to use the herbicide 2,4-D on my lawn?

Following extensive consultation and scientific review using the most current scientific methods, Health Canada has determined that 2,4-D meets Canada's strict health and safety standards, and as such can be used safely when label directions are followed. Health Canada's review concurs with the findings of regulators in other OECD countries, including the United States, European Union, New Zealand and the World Health Organization.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/faq-eng.php
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:17 PM
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The quote below goes with the link in the post above:

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Health Canada is aware of public concern regarding domestic uses of pesticides on lawns and gardens (often referred to as "cosmetic" or aesthetic uses). The following questions and answers on the re-evaluation decision of 2,4-D and pesticide regulation in Canada have been developed to help clarify concerns on the safety of pesticide use
To stay on course of the thread, If you want to reduce pesticide usage, a bridge type programs if possible.

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:14 PM
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Some of the basics are:
start an aggresive seeding program
Find a good source of local compost, someone that monitors temp's in the pile

on most sites for 2 years in the fall, core aerate, overseed, spray compost tea, top dress with compost

In your area you can probably get away with spring seeding with good to great results

Carry compost and a bag of seed for open areas, you can be just like Emrile "BAMM"

Monitor soil organic matter through testing, you need 2% to begin a program, 5% to 7% is the goal. Once you get the SOM up you can coast for a couple of years with teas to keep color and density

Use compost teas or a kelp fish mix to relieve heat stress in the summer
Great post Bill - I never really thought about it like this (simple) but very true!
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:32 PM
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Of course! Now why did I not think of that?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:08 PM
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Huber is down for the count. Poor Guy. All those years and his peers discredit him now.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:34 PM
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you asked my opinion.........didn't you?

I gave it

where I live near Washington DC, unisex fish in bass is becoming common in streams and rivers and we are not EVEN close to the corn, soy, growing basket of the USA, but are certainly downstream
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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Great post Bill - I never really thought about it like this (simple) but very true!
You had to go a long way to come back to "simple" didn't you? It is just the way it works. I am happy to know you for the trip

I have just copyrighted that phrase for a country music song
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