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Re: E-M:/ Pollution prevention resources/programs for golf courses
Dear Mr. Doss,
If these folks are looking for non-pesticide alternative's not just adjusting
the nozzle on the spray tank AKA "Michigan IPM", (So called "chemically intensive"
IPM) please put us in touch. Please see Virens Biotool Kit below.
2723 116th Ave
Allegan, MI 49010 269-673-2793 http://www.praxis-ibc.com
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Also the voluntary accommodation of chemically handicapped Americans; MCS
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Loch Biotool Kit" (Waste Stream & Water Quality) Pesticide and herbicide
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Phase Biotool Kit" (Waste Stream Recovery) Pesticide free leaf and yard waste
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input static pile method can support community based gardening, teaching
gardens, or park maintenance.
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Directed to Growers who want to eliminate pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
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Biological control of major and minor crop pests, reduce non-point pollution
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to lower the risk to children and women who are more easily harmed by these
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Asparagus Biotool Kit" (Agriculture) Asparagus.
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Vectus Biotool Kit" (Environmental). Mosquito and Black Fly.
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Vitis Biotool Kit" (Agriculture). Grapes. Eating and wine.
Zea Biotool Kit" (Agriculture). Sweet Corn.
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HedgeMaster Biotool Kit" (Agriculture). Increasing plant diversity for sequential
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with plant insect interactions.
New Grange Microfarm" is selecting plants with special talents and relationships
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Rute Biotool Kit" (Japanese Beetle) Pesticide free Japanese beetle control,
parks, golf courses, arboreta, airports and other turf surfaces.
Medusa Ant" (Carpenter Ant, and other species) Pesticide free Carpenter Ant
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Vectus Biotool Kit" (Biting Insects). Mosquito, Black Fly and other biting
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Vespa Biotool Kit" Yellow Jackets. Fairgrounds, schools, parks, waterfronts,
Medusa Cockroach"Cockroaches(all species
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a pest management strategy that focuses
on long term prevention or suppression of pest problems with a minimum impact
on human health, the environment, and non-target organisms and is based on
Praxis Rationale for Reliance on Biological Controls as the Primary Control
>From USDA, APHIS, NBCI (National Biological Control Institute), Dr. Ernest
S. Delfosse, Ph.D., Director: Re:Biological control,
"It is the first option for pest management, and replaces chemical control
as the, base strategy of Integrated Pest Management".
USDA, EPA, FDA, Tripart Agreement to reduce pesticide use and protect children.(pesticide
use reduction 100%)
National Research Council's Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children.
1993. This book and study identifies children as being at higher risk than
adults from pesticide exposure.
The National PTA's and National Education Associations position on pesticide
reduction and health and human safety- in school settings.
Matt Doss wrote:
I am seeking information on pollution
prevention programs and/or resources for golf courses. This is for a community
in New Jersey, but I thought folks in Michigan might have ideas or suggestions
that would be helpful given the large number of golf courses in our state.
I appreciate any advice, contacts, or
referrals to informational resources.