DND Scraps Lawn Pesticides
UPdate Fall 2002
Department of National Defense (DND)
officials visited Halifax in September to learn how to keep DND property
green without using cosmetic pesticides.
The department held a symposium on Sustainable
Landscape Practices and
Pesticide Use Reduction to help in
implementing a new DND policy which calls for the elimination of pesticides
for cosmetic lawn care purposes on all lands owned or leased by DND
by March 2003. The only exception is for golf courses and sports fields,
which are required to reduce pesticide use.