Pesticide Regulation in Alberta

The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (E.P.E.A.) controls the sale, use, application, handling, storage, transport and disposal of pesticides in Alberta. E.P.E.A. contains the following regulations specific to pesticides: Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation; Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation; Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides. Under Alberta legislation, the federal classes of pesticides (identified on […]

How to Identify Insects and Disease in Plants

To correctly diagnose the problem, a careful examination of the situation must be taken. Accurately identify the plant. Some insects and diseases are plant-specific, so this will help narrow the possibilities. Look for a pattern of abnormality. Compare the affected plant with those on site, especially of the same species. Differences in color or growth […]

When is the Best Time to Prune Trees?

As a General rule when pruning any tree remember the 3-Ds- Dead, Diseased and Damaged. This wood should be removed first then crossing or rubbing branches. Never remove more than 1/3 of the tree’s branches. Trees that flower in the spring should be pruned shortly after they are finished blooming. An example is apples. Summer […]

How To Grow Roses

Choose an appropriate planting site. Pick a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Plant them away from large trees and turf areas, in order to give them ample growing space. Plant in well-drained, loose soil. A liberal incorporation of organic matter (ie. peat moss) to the area will encourage optimum growth.

Underground Utilities

Most Alberta Communities and Industries are serviced by a complex network of underground facilities. Before you dig or excavate, find out what is buried below-through the free Buried Facilities Location Notification Service. Call toll free:1-800-242-3447 When you call to request locates, Alberta One Call will notify members in the area. Those members will then call […]