Responsible Turfgrass Pesticide Use
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
by Tom Hill
Turfgrass industry sounds off in support of responsible pesticide use
Attendees at this year's Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) annual meeting in September discussed how turf industry partners and professionals are helping curb people's misunderstanding about turfgrass pesticide use through ongoing education. However, some loud voices that oppose pesticide use continue to get the attention of lawmakers and restrict pesticide use on lawns and golf courses.
What's your take?
As new congressional candidates enter office, some turf industry professionals are worried the newly elected could impose legislation that adversely affects their business.
- Has your turf business or golf course encountered opposition from anti-pesticide advocates and policies?
- What tactics are working to help these groups understand that responsible use of pesticides can be a benefit to all?
- Do you blog or tweet about your responsible pesticide practices to help spread the word?
Comment below to share your experience advocating and communicating about the turf industry's responsible use of pesticides.