BC Pesticide Issue
Inside Golf Magazine has written an article to explain to golfers the pesticide ban issue as it is currently set to effect British Columbia golf courses. As a corporate member of the National Golf Course Owners Association BC Chapter, a member of the PGA of Canada and consultants to the golf industry this issue will effect all of our clients and in turn our business.

Inside Golf has created a one page summary of the issue. You can read it here. We encourage you to read to the bottom and follow one of the action steps to make your point of view known.

NAGA (National Allied Golf Association) has also written a summary document that you can read here.

Below is an excerpt from the Inside Golf article. You can read the full article here.

From Inside Golf Magazine, December 13, 2011

Dear BC Golf Stakeholder… As you are likely aware, there is a strong possibility that the cosmetic use of pesticides could be banned by the provincial legislature in the coming year. The potential impact on golf courses in the province could prove to be significant…

According to documents released by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association,
-There are diseases and insect activity that, left untreated, could kill turfgrass in as little as 24 hours.
– Without the use of fungicides (which are pesticides) snow mold would kill much of the turfgrass on putting greens, tees, and fairways every winter, leaving the golf course with unplayable conditions and costly repairs. For snow covered courses, turfgrass managers could anticipate, on average, that it would take until mid-June to get back to industry standard playing conditions. For those golf courses in more temperate climates, snow mold has similar potential to do turfgrass damage throughout the whole year if left unchecked.