Thursday, June 9, 2011

POSSIBILITY OF SPRAY ACTIVITIES LATER THIS MORNING - NO GO EARLY THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON

Due to the current rain which will end early this morning & wind speeds forecast for the afternoon: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area for a small portion of the day.

If you see anyone spraying pesticides in the early morning or afternoon please report the activity.

Residents please be advised that spraying activities may occur later this morning, however companies are required to give 24 hour notification prior to spraying.

Weather conditions in the St. Johns area can swiftly change, monitor weather conditions closely throughout the day.



Current Conditions
Light Drizzle
9 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:30 AM NDT Thursday 9 June 2011

  • Condition:
    Light Drizzle
    Pressure:
    101.4 kPa
    Tendency:
    rising
    Visibility:
    0.4 km
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2




  • Temperature:
    8.6°C
    Dewpoint:
    7.7°C
    Humidity:
    94 %
    Wind:
    NE 8 km/h














Periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog retreating to the coast. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this afternoon. High 18 except 14 along parts of the coast. UV index 6 or high.


Tip of the day!

Do not spray pesticides before or after a rain.

Runoff is the movement of water over a sloping surface. Runoff occurs when water is applied to the soil at a faster rate than it can enter the soil. Runoff water can carry pesticides in the water itself or bound to eroding soil particles. Pesticide runoff is usually greatest when rain follows soon after an application. Runoff can also occur if a pesticide is applied to a saturated soil, resulting from a previous rain or irrigation, followed by a light rain or irrigation.

Leaching is the movement of pesticides through the soil as opposed to movement over the surface. The more permeable a soil, the greater potential for pesticide leaching: A sandy soil is much more permeable than a clay soil.Pesticide leaching can also be influenced by the weather. Typically, the closer the time of application to a heavy or sustained rainfall, the greater the pesticide leaching will occur.




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%


Where to report a violation
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St. John's Daily Spray Advisory

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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