TAG: nonessential pesticides

Debate heats up over Montgomery County pesticide ban

March 9, 2015By

A proposed pesticide ban in Montgomery County (Md.) continues to make headlines as proponents and oppositionists of the bill speak out, the Washington Post reports. The proposed ban, spearheaded by Council President George Leventhal, prohibits the use of “nonessential” pesticides on turf, with the exceptions of use on agriculture land, gardens and golf courses. Among local landscape professionals opining on... read more

Maryland LCOs, officials stew on county pesticide ban

January 19, 2015By

Nearly 300 people gathered at the Montgomery County (Md.) Council chamber for a public hearing on a proposed ban of nonessential pesticides, according to The Gazette. Introduced by Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, the bill bans the use of nonessential pesticides from lawns and certain public green spaces. “Reactions to the proposal among the first 40 speakers were strong and... read more