HALIFAX, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - In 2003, HRM council made a decision to
ban the use of cosmetic pesticides from use in the HRM. Although they
have been unsuccessful at preventing the sale of products from store
shelves, the general law abiding citizen has had to seek alternative,
back breaking methods to care for their lawn.
Over the past years, alternative products have been in creation to fill
the demand for a natural weed control that will effectively manage weed
without chemicals, while suiting pesticide bi-laws and regulations in
municipalities such as HRM. Lucky for HRM residents, we now have this
alternative available to us in the form of FeHEDTA, known to the
professionals as Fiesta, and the retail market as Weed-B-Gon. Fiesta
(FeHEDTA) was approved by Nova Scotia government in December 2010 as
part of Permitted Products List under new pesticide regulations in NS.
HRM council however, voted against the use of this natural, iron based
product in a confusing turn of events last month. Good enough for the
province, but not for HRM? Approved in Ontario more than a year ago and
yet to be turned down in any regulated jurisdictions, HRM council has
gone way too far and needs to hear from you today before they sit down
to re-visit the issue Tuesday.
Please visit www.hrm-weeds.com , get the facts, and voice your concern to council. You have the right
to control weeds on your lawn with a safe, effective product. Let
council know that preventing these kinds of products is going too far.
Call your councilor and let them know that this is unnecessary
SOURCE Landscape Nova Scotia
For further information:
Landscape Nova Scotia
In the Halifax Regional area: (902) 463-0519
Toll free: 1 (877) 567-4769