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Subpages: Herbicides | Glyphosate in Agriculture & Horticulture

“A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests. Pesticides also include plant regulators, defoliants and desiccants.” (US EPA)

‘Strong and consistent effect:’ Research links common insecticide to bird harm
By Bob Weber in News, Politics | September 13th 2019 in

Combinations of 36 different pesticides found in thousands of dead birds’ nests Sep 16, 2019 “A crowdsourced probe launched to determine what had killed thousands of newborn birds in Flanders and Brussels revealed traces of more than 30 different pesticides inside the chicks’ nests, the study showed.”

Former forestry worker makes desperate weedkiller plea after shock cancer news
ByMark Smith . 19 JUL 2019 in

Montreal wants to ban use of herbicide glyphosate, calling it a public health issue
CBC News · Posted: Sep 05, 2019

Nova Scotia Environment Docs

NS Forestry Training Manual
NS Environment and Labour/ “Forestry pesticide applicators are required to have a basic knowledge of a wide range of applications. The Forestry Category includes the application of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and animal repellents in various settings of forest management. This manual deals only with ground application techniques for forestry applications. Aerial application is contained in a separate category that has its own manual.

Applicator Core Training Manual
ATLANTIC CANADA PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING MANUAL SERIES Vol 1 “The Applicator Core is the basic information all applicators need to know about
applying pesticides safely and effectively. There are ten category specific modules that provide further information for applying pesticides in specific areas.”

Media Backgrounder Herbicide Management
July 2007. Focus on glyphosate, conditions for forest spraying etc