Sunday, July 31, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the rain this morning and wind speeds for this afternoon: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area. 

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

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


Current Conditions
 
Light Rain
12 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:30 AM NDT Sunday 31 July 2011

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


  • Temperature:
    11.6°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    11.4°C
     
    Humidity:
    99 %
     
    Wind:
    ESE 8 km/h
     














Showers or periods of drizzle. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this morning. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate

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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Saturday, July 30, 2011

POSSIBILITY OF SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the lack of forecast information for today... The weather conditions may possibly permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area for a portion of the day.  Currently, the wind speeds are too high.

Residents please be advised that spraying activities may occur today, 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.

If you see anyone spraying pesticides in conditions which do not permit spray activities please report the activity.


Current Conditions
 
Fog
12 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:19 AM NDT Saturday 30 July 2011

  • Condition:
    Fog
     
    Pressure:
    102.0 kPa
     
    Tendency:
    rising
     
     
    Visibility:
    0.8 km
     
    Air Quality Health Index:
    1
     


  • Temperature:
    11.8°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    10.7°C
     
    Humidity:
    95 %
     
    Wind:
    W 17 km/h
     

















A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 17. UV index 8 or very high.

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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Friday, July 29, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the rain this morning and wind speeds for this afternoon: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area. 

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

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


Current Conditions
 
Light Drizzle
11 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
9:30 AM NDT Friday 29 July 2011

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


  • Temperature:
    10.9°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    9.8°C
     
    Humidity:
    93 %
     
    Wind:
    N 13 km/h
     















Showers or periods of drizzle ending this morning then mainly cloudy. Fog in onshore winds. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High 18 except 12 in onshore winds. UV index 5 or moderate.


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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Thursday, July 28, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the rain and wind speeds for the entire day: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area.

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

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


Current Conditions
 
Fog
9 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:30 AM NDT Thursday 28 July 2011

  • Condition:
    Fog
     
    Pressure:
    101.2 kPa
     
    Tendency:
    rising
     
     
    Visibility:
    0.2 km
     
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2
     


  • Temperature:
    9.3°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    8.9°C
     
    Humidity:
    97 %
     
    Wind:
    ENE 17 km/h
     














Periods of drizzle and showers with risk of thundershowers. Fog in onshore winds. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High 13.



Tip of the day!

Pesticides are not tested for their synergistic effects (combinations with other ingredients). Yet many pesticide formulas contain several trade secrete "Inert" ingredients many of which, in themselves can be highly toxic.

Look at this list of "Inert" ingredients companies can mix into their pesticide formulas.

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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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the rain and wind speeds for the entire day: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area. 

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

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


Current Conditions
 
Cloudy
12 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
6:30 AM NDT Wednesday 27 July 2011

  • Condition:
    Cloudy
     
    Pressure:
    101.5 kPa
     
    Tendency:
    falling
     
     
    Visibility:
    24 km
     
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2
     


  • Temperature:
    11.9°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    9.9°C
     
    Humidity:
    88 %
     
    Wind:
    SE 22 km/h
     













Cloudy. Showers beginning this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog in onshore winds. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 except gusting to 60 along parts of the coast this afternoon. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 3 or moderate.


Tip of the day! 

Here are a few tips to keep your lawn lush and pesticide free: 

Healthy grass needs healthy soil, ensure you have 6-8” of topsoil, if not, then top dress your lawn in the spring.

Mow high and leave grass clippings on the lawn. Set your lawnmower to the highest setting, allowing grass to grow longer. Tall, dense grass blocks the sun from getting to weeds and will help kill weed seedlings.

Water infrequently, but water deep. This forces the roots of the grass to grow deeper in search of water. As the soil at the surface becomes dry the weeds get choked and die. Wait until the grass starts to curl before watering. Watering on a schedule will only encourage weed growth.

Use a high quality all natural fertilizer spread lawn fertilizer as early as you can in the spring and lime every fall. Add compost. About one part compost and two parts dirt is what you should be striving for. Better quality soil and more of it will promote grass growing deep roots that will choke out the weeds.

Over-seed each year with a hardy blend of grasses that includes dutch white clover.

Consider installing a bird feeder since birds eat up those pesky bugs.


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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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NO GO FOR SPRAY ACTIVITIES TODAY

Due to the wind speeds for the entire day: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area.

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

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

Current Conditions
 
Partly Cloudy
14 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
Date:
5:30 AM NDT Tuesday 26 July 2011

  • Condition:
    Partly Cloudy
     
    Pressure:
    101.6 kPa
     
    Tendency:
    rising
     
     
    Visibility:
    24 km
     
    Air Quality Health Index:
    2
     


  • Temperature:
    14.1°C
     
    Dewpoint:
    8.0°C
     
    Humidity:
    67 %
     
    Wind:
    W 17 km/h
     












Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming south 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 23 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 7 or high.

Tip of the day:
Learn about PPE


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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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


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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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