Down on the Farm with Brian
Monday, January 26, 2009
by Brian Thompson
Hello again from Alabama!
Canadian golf course superintendents visit FarmLinks
Golf Course Superintendents fled the chilly regions of Canada and came to FarmLinks earlier this month. The majority of these superintendents were from Ontario, where the Ministry of the Environment has been "making waves" with the passage of Bill 64. This bill essentially bans the use of all cosmetic pesticides in homeowner and consumer areas. At the present time, golf courses, forestry, and agriculture are exempt to this ban, but there is a great deal of anxiety over what the future may hold for pest solutions in this province and Canada as a whole. The Canadian Golf Course Superintendents Association has developed a grass-roots effort to educate the public on this subject. More info can be found on their Web site here.
I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but impetuous decisions like Bill 64 often serve as good "reality checks," reminding us to educate those who don't realize just how important these products are to this industry! We all can play a role in this effort!
Construction continues on the cottages at FarmLinks
In order to meet the demand of accommodating additional guests, the first of seven cottages has opened. Each cottage has four opulent bedrooms and baths with a spacious common area that features a well appointed kitchen and a cozy stone fireplace. Modern luxury meets southern charm!
Don't forget to stop by the BASF booth at the GIS to hear about all the new things happening at FarmLinks!!! See you at the show!