May 15, 2009
A three-day province-wide collection program of obsolete pesticides is planned for this fall. The dates will be Oct. 20 through to 22 at designated retailers across Ontario. The provincial ban on pesticides came into effect on April 22.

The program is being carried out by CropLife Canada. Russel Hurst, director, stewardship development with CropLife Canada, said, “This program is for commercial pesticide users (farmers, professional turf industry and golf courses) to drop off obsolete product free of charge.”

The location of the collection sites has not been confirmed. Questions may be directed to Hurst at 416-622-9771, or e-mail

CropLife Canada is the trade association representing the manufacturers, developers and distributors of plant science innovations.