In the 1991, the Pesticide Management Program of the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks established the objective of encouraging and promoting a reduced reliance on pesticide use. By promoting integrated pest management (IPM) and reducing or eliminating certain pesticide uses, a 25% reduction in use is anticipated province wide by the year 2001. The emphasis in reducing pesticide use will be based on the degree of hazard. To determine current pesticide use in British Columbia and to identify changes in use, it is necessary to conduct periodic surveys. Therefore, the PMP contracted Norecol Environmental Consultants Ltd. to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of pesticide use in the province, based on the year 1991.
Norecol Environmental Consultants Ltd.. 1991. A Comprehensive Survey of Pesticide Use in British Columbia: 1991. Ministry of Environment