• Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure


also see glyphosate2,4-D, forestry/herbicide

Triclopyr, Butoxyethyl Ester (PAN Pesticide Database) I chose this form of triclopyr as it seems to be the most commonly registered in Canada.

SNAP Comment: As of 6 April 2022, 20 triclopyr products (under names such as Garlon, Release, Fencerow, Remedy, Element) are registered for use in Canada acording to the PMRA label search. The chemical is a potential water contaminant. It is NOT a cholinesterase inhibitor, is unclassifiable as to cancer, and insufficiently studied regarding acute toxicity, development or reproductive toxicant and endocrine disruptor. From the labels I checked, it seems to have first been registered in Canada in 1989. No data available for four routes fo exposure from the Symptoms of Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Card:Judging from the US total use (56,975 gross pounds), the likely reason it has not been scrutinized as much is its low use. 

Outcry grows as B.C. government agency plans widespread South Coast herbicide spray     The five-year Pest Management Plan, which covers Squamish to Hope, targets native hard woods and Indigenous medicines and food in efforts to increase lumber output. (by Charlie Carey, North Shore News, 24 march 2022)   'The proposed management plan would come into effect on April 1, 2022, and cover the Chilliwack and Sea to Sky Natural Resources District, including the traditional unceded territories of the Stó:lō, St’át’imc, Nlaka'pamux, xÊ·mÉ™θkÊ·É™yÌ“É™m (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The proposed plan is for five years, ending in 2027.    While the notice was printed in the local newspaper in Hope, along with the draft proposal available online, it does not include a map of specified locations where herbicides such as glyphosatetriclopyr (Garlon, Release) and 2,4-D (Formula 40) will be used.    The management plan highlights cottonwood, red alder, salmonberry, red elderberry, devil’s club, thimbleberry, salal, fireweed, huckleberry and blueberry as plants which will be targeted by the proposal. All of which, Rose said, Indigenous people have used as medicines and food for thousands of years.“Our rush to get rid of these, so called, competing species is making our forests more vulnerable to wildfire,”'  SNAP Comment: and tht is how you turn a forest into a plantation...