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A historical look at pesticide regulation in the US

February 5, 2013

A historical look at pesticide regulation in the US

By Barry Draycott


During the last month I have been involved in several courses at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Rutgers Middlesex Extension and the NJ Landscape Contractors Association. These classes were designed to help professional landscapers and lawn care companies successfully reduce the amount of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers currently using while sustaining the quality their clients are used to. Both IPM and organic approaches were discussed in detail.

We also talked a lot about how these approaches are “just good business”.  More and more people are asking for eco-friendly lawn care services and new regulations are making it tougher to continue business as usual.

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Press Release - Lawn Care Industry Finally Has Non-Toxic Selective Weed Control Product, ADIOS

Tech Terra Radio interviews;

Interview 1  

Interview 2


Mt. Laurel, NJ – January 29, 2013


Landscape professionals have not seen anything like this eco-friendly weed control product for turf until now. The leader in alternative lawn and pest management, Tech Terra Environmental is pleased to announce U.S. representation of cutting-edge A.D.I.O.S. A non-toxic turf weed control technology from Canada’s Herbanatur.


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The 411 on Eco-Friendly Weed Control

1.15.13

The 411 on Eco-Friendly Weed Control

By Barry Draycott


One of the biggest problems facing lawn care companies is weed control.  It is even more daunting when trying to do so in an environmentally friendly way. We all know that the first line of defense against weeds it to develop a thick healthy lawn which will crowd out most weeds. However, weeds will still appear and customers will complain. Until now, the only effective means of selectively controlling weeds has been chemical herbicides.

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Microscopic life affecting plants

12.14.12

Article in Science Daily Response;


The more I find out about the activity of microscopic life, the more fascinated I am about what is going on at that tiny level and how it affects our ability to grow healthy plants.

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Plants' Exposure to Light Influences Organic Weed Control Methods

12.11.12

Article in Science Daily Response;

As the demand for organic lawn care grows, it’s important to understand how to improve the efficiency of the products being used. The study referred to in this article states that when using essential oils to control weeds better results were achieved when light intensity is low. This is in contrast to a popular opinion that best results are seen when applied on sunny days. I highly recommend testing these products yourself to see what conditions works best for you.

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