Chemical Lawn Care Applications are Illegal In Parts of Canada. Will Weed Control Chemicals Eventually Be Unlawful in the U.S.?
This is a question worth considering if you want to protect the future of your business. Ignoring the legislative changes that are coming to the U.S. as well as the technology changes that are coming will harm your landscape company.
For the majority of Canadian Provinces it is now against the law to apply pesticides for aesthetic purposes.
Multiple states in the U.S. have enacted basic legislation to protect against chemical usage. For example, the Child Safe Playing Field Act. This legislation makes it illegal to apply pesticides on school property in NY.
In the south, especially in Texas, a much need chemical, MSMA, was banned. The changes won’t happen over night. They happen slowly. It’s worth paying attention to and anticipate the coming changes in the green industry.
This isn’t about whether or not the legal changes around chemical use are good or bad, right or wrong. This conversation is solely about how they effect the future of your company and the future of the industry.
The good news is that as technology and science improve, adapting your business to the legal changes becomes easier.
In this video Jonathan discusses with Tom Kelly of BeeSafe, the potential implementation of these same type of laws and regulations in the U.S. for the application of pesticides in the lawn care industry.