This is a neat website full of celestial information. The basics include
solar activity monitoring. Because solar activity greatly influences
auroras they will try and forecast periods of increased auroral activity.
The site includes links to other sites with useful celestial info (bottom
of main page). The latest in celestial happenings appears on the main
page (top half). You will find links to photos and movies of the latest
events occurring, whether it is close encounters with asteroids, visible
comets or planetary alignments.
If you haven’t heard the news, Fairview College is merging with NAIT in Edmonton.
Check out the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology website for the latest
information on turfgrass educational opportunities and to apply to any of
the Turfgrass programs offered. We are now offering Turfgrass Equipment
Technician via online and mobile training as well as our resident program
In light of all the misinformation in the media these days about pesticide
use, I thought it appropriate to provide some good websites that have very
useful, accurate data for those of you that might need it in the very near
future at your work place.
(Industry Task Force on 2,4-D Research Data)
This site discusses the history and background of the most thoroughly researched
herbicide in the world, 2,4-D. It has sections on recent developments,
listings of uses and application rates, industry research, toxicology and
environmental toxicology, environmental fate, epidemiology, and recent published
(Environmental Coalition of Ontario)
Practicing responsible lawn care for greener spaces is the motto for this
group. There are links to the benefits of turf and archived newsletters
listed by reverse chronological order.
(Urban Pest Management Council of Canada)
The Urban Pest Management Council of Canada represents the manufacturers,
formulators, distributors and allied associations of specialty pest management
products, for the consumer or professional markets used in turf, ornamental,
pest management, forestry, aquatic, vegetation management and other non-food/fiber
applications. This site has information regarding federal / provincial
/ territorial healthy lawn strategy, the benefits of pesticides, integrated
pest management, pesticides and health concerns, and the pest control products
act. There is also a quick reference guide for pesticide use in municipalities.
www.healthylawns.net (Health Canada – Pest Management & Pesticides)
Within this website you will find all the reports from government meetings,
conferences, work groups, stakeholders meetings, etc. There is also
lawn care information for home gardeners and lawn care professionals.
You will also find the legislation for all provinces and territories within
www.epa.gov/opp00001/health/index.htm (US Environmental Protection
This area of the EPA’s website deals specifically with Pesticides: Health
and Safety. They have sections on human health issues, worker safety
and training, using pesticides safely, public health issues, illegal pesticide
products, reducing pesticide risk, protecting children, and emergency information.
www.pestfacts.org (Pest Facts)
This website is maintained by RISE which stands for Responsible Industry
for a Sound Environment. RISE is a national not-for-profit trade association
representing producers and suppliers of specialty pesticides and fertilizers.
You will find information on pesticides and pests and many articles that
have been published on these topics.
If you come across any interesting web sites (turf or non-turf related) please
forward this information to:
Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jeff at email@example.com.