Ontario pesticide ban loop hole?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by cenlo, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    Check out the info below from the MOE website, the class 4 pesticide contains "amine or other amine salts"....and the class 11 product is an "alkanolamine salt".......would that be another amine salt? Or is that too much of a stretch!

    Biopesticides and Lower Risk Pesticides
    A Class 4 pesticide that contains a Class 11 pesticide (biopesticides or lower risk pesticides) can be
    used to manage weeds, insects and plant diseases on lawns, gardens, parks and school yards.
    Pesticides must be used in accordance with their label. Existing requirements for exterminators who
    use biopesticides or lower risk pesticides on a commercial basis will continue (i.e., maintaining an
    appropriate licence, carrying insurance, posting signs).

    CLASS 4 PESTICIDE LIST

    11. 5931 2,4-D AMINE 600 HERBICIDE
    DXB 2,4-D PRESENT AS AMINE
    SALTS (DIMETHYLAMINE
    SALT, DIETHANOLAMINE
    SALT, OR OTHER AMINE
    SALTS)


    CLASS 11 PESTICIDE LIST


    26.

    SOA
    SOAP (ALKANOLAMINE SALTS OF FATTY ACID OR POTASSIUM SALTS OF FATTY ACID)
     
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,115

    And the folks on the Organic forum care about this ............why?
     
  3. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    Just thought that maybe......a site dedicated to a chemical free world might be interested to know that loop holes may exist in current pestide bans!
     

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