Sunday, June 5, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the wind speeds forecast for later this morning and the rest of the day as well as current rain (in the form of drizzle) this morning: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area.

If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.

Current Conditions
Light Drizzle
7 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:44 AM NDT Sunday 5 June 2011

  • Condition:
    Light Drizzle
    Pressure:
    102.5 kPa
    Visibility:
    0.4 km
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2






  • Temperature:
    6.7°C
    Dewpoint:
    6.0°C
    Humidity:
    95 %
    Wind:
    NE 9 km/h

























Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this morning. Fog patches retreating to the coast. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 11. UV index 4 or moderate.


Tip of the day!

Air can be contaminated by pesticide as spray droplets,mists, dusts, or vapors. Once in the air, pesticides can move to waterbodies, non-target organisms, nearby crops, or soil. This can cause direct orindirect damage. Vapors from a herbicide application can drift to asensitive crop hundreds of meters downwind. This can leave residues orcause phytotoxic effects. Contaminated air can also concentrate inenclosed spaces.

Humans and animals including wildlife, birds and domestic animals, when directly or indirectly exposed to toxic pesticides, can sufferadverse affects such as weight loss, reproductive failure, long-term damage anddeath.

Humans and animals can be harmed directly by exposure duringapplication and they can suffer indirectly by contacting contaminatedwater, vegetation (e.g., brushing against it), soil and food.

See pesticide core training manual for more information.



Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%


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My Past Articles

More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 413 words
Karen Griffin - Judie Squires says someone needs to patrol the companies that spray residential areas for pesticides because she's observed nine violations of the Environmental Protection Act in her Paradise neighborhood alone


Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
The Telegram (St. John's) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 253 words
Judie Squires - environment to become poisoned? A temporary ban on all residential pesticides has to be put into place, to protect us, our wildlife and our environment as a whole. Judie Squires Paradise


Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
The Telegram (St. John's) - 08-28-2004 - 613 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic the province will ban cosmetic use


Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - 08-30-2004 - 712 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic that the province will ban the


Province lagging behind in pesticide control
The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


The two sides to pesticide use
The Telegram (St. John's) - 07-16-2006 - 781 words
Judie Squires - health of your families. When Canada's most respected health authorities tell us pesticides threaten our health, we should all be listening. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


Inquiry implicates BTk
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 353 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - of trees. The live spores can be inhaled by humans and animals exposed to BT. Judie Squires, secretary of the Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, says despite claims that


Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - at the end of this year. These products will only be sold to certified dealers. Judie Squires, secretary of the newly formed Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, isn't


Above Articles available through Trancontinental Newsnet

Time for provincial lawn pesticide regulation
The Telegram (St. John's) - 03-14-2009 - 419 words
pesticides. Please join me in lobbying our province for a pesticide ban Judie Squires Portugal Cove...

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