Misunderstandings exist on topic of pesticides

There seems to be some confusion in the minds of some about the meaning of “for landscape” and “cosmetic use.”

Sometimes what needs to be said cannot be said in less than 300 words. It is unfortunate that in order to meet that goal, you edited much out of my letter of Aug. 15, to which Joe Harvey responded on Sept. 21.

Instead of calling for re-visiting the bylaws, Mr. Harvey should first visit them and if the pesticides he wants to use are not on Schedule A, seek permission to use them.

There seems to be some confusion in the minds of some about the meaning of “for landscape” and “cosmetic use.” The terms are not synonymous. Considerable amounts of pesticides have been used on landscapes for cosmetic purposes, very significant amounts to make fruits and vegetables visually perfect to entice buyers.

Ann Kuczerpa

Oak Bay

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