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[26 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,549 views]

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa cannot be planted or sold in that country. This ruling has very significant implications for Canadian farmers and all other citizens. Canada’s National Farmers Union (NFU) participated in an “amicus brief” to the US Supreme Court as part of this case.

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[24 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,837 views]

Effective April 22, 2010, a Public Works IPM Certified Applicator is the designated licensed industrial vegetation exterminator responsible for ensuring pesticides are used in accordance with IPM principles under the health or safety, public works exception of Ontario Regulation 63/09. It is also the person who passes the IPM examination and completes the required continuing education credits (CEC) annually
A Public Work as defined in Ontario Regulation 63/09, public work means a structure that provides a benefit to the public and that is owned or operated by the Government …

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[7 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 1,824 views]
Month Of Conception Linked To Birth Defects In United States

Studying all 30.1 million births which occurred in the U.S. between 1996 and 2002, the researchers found a strong association between the increased number of birth defects in children of women whose last menstrual period occurred in April, May, June or July and elevated levels of nitrates, atrazine and other pesticides in surface water during the same months.

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AGM, Meeting Minutes »

[23 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 2,634 views]
2008 AVMA Business Meeting Minutes – DRAFT COPY

AVMA Business Meeting
Delta Barrington Hotel, Halifax NS
October 10th, 2008

20 members present in the room making a quorum as per the AVMA Constitution
Meeting started at 12 noon.
Opening Remarks – Howard Wellman AVMA Past-President
Howard Wellman also reported that the 2008 Randy Ralph Memorial Silent Auction raised nearly $1000 for Children’s Wish Foundation

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2007 AVMA Business Meeting Minutes

VMA Business Meeting
Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton NB
October 19th, 2007

18 members present in the room making a quorum as per the AVMA Constitution
Opening Remarks – Michael Cunningham AVMA Past-President
Randy Ralph reported that the 2007 Silent Auction raised over $700 for “Log a Load for Kids”
Appointment of Secretary for the meeting – Jim Jotcham accepted and was approved by membership at the meeting.

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[23 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,333 views]
2006 AVMA Business Meeting Minutes

AVMA Business Meeting
Capital Hotel, St. John’s NL
October 20th, 2006

22 members present in the room making a quorum as per the AVMA Constitution
Opening Remarks – Michael Cunningham AVMA President
Appointment of Secretary for the meeting – Jim Urbanowski accepted and it was approved by membership at the meeting.
Reading of the old Minutes – No questions/comments
Motion to accept: Forwarded by Jim Jotcham, 2nd Rob Young – All accepted

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Executive Announcements »

[23 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,604 views]
AVMA Executive 2009

Current Executive of AVMA
President:   Shawn Hingley
Past-President:    Andrew Chase
Vice-President:   David Brown
3rd Year Director:   Michael Cunningham
2nd Year Director:   Joe Caulder
1st Year Director:   David Jollymore
Treasurer:   Mike Boucher
Secretary:   Vicki Simms

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Products, Submissions »

[21 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 2,123 views]
How do they do Vegetation Management in Hawaii? With Paintball Guns Of Course!

Here is something different. Herbicide Ballistic Technology, or HBT as it is known, uses rapid fire paintball guns to fire herbicide at an invasive plant species.

Below are two videos of trials conducted to combat a variety of invasive species. The ammunition is a gel cap, exactly like a paintball except the capsule is filled with a specially formulated herbicide.

Dr. James Leary, CTAHR Invasive Weed Specialist, introduces HBT to control invasive weeds in Hawaii.

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