April 28, 2008 09:52 ET

Forterra Environmental Corp.: Ontario Pesticide Ban to Accelerate Growth of Organic Soil Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Forterra Environmental Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FTE) - Ontario's recent ban on home pesticides will accelerate demand for organic soil care products, said Gary Gould, President of Forterra Inc.

On April 24, Gould was invited to speak at a Horticultural Forum in Bowmanville as an expert on organic alternatives to pesticides and fertilizers.

"Some products marketed as organic are only partially organic," he said, "and have no scientific evidence to back up their claims of effectiveness. Purchasers seeking eco friendly options must be careful to distinguish real organic products from those that claim to be organic."

Forterra's commercially available, 100% organic products demonstrate superior performance in controlled scientific research. In tests conducted at the University of Guelph, Forterra products showed strong results across a variety of applications.

Forterra quality products are now being recognized by premier organic producers in North America. Scientific studies have shown several types of pests and diseases being suppressed naturally using Forterra products; thereby reducing or eliminating the need for pesticides. Forterra's products are produced through an organic route; they contain the required nutrients and micro-nutrients and are supplemented with very high populations of beneficial micro-organisms that boost soil life, thereby making soil self sufficient to convert the total nutrients to a form of nutrients available to plants.

Forterra's organic product application results in healthy root systems, improved moisture retention and slow nutrient release over time to meet the plant or turf need. The best thing is, these benefits can not only be achieved without the fear of burning your plants/turf or compromising on your yield but with great pride of preserving the environment.

About Forterra Environmental Corp.

FORTERRA ENVIRONMENTAL CORP. The company manufactures and markets powerful soil enhancers which boost fertility while restoring the soil with organic matter for longer term benefits, utilizing worm castings - all in an environmentally friendly way.

Forterra products contain only organic material. They are ideal for golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, parks, nurseries, orchards and vineyards. They boost fertility while replenishing the soil with organic matter in an environmentally friendly way. From its Toronto facility, Forterra produces commercial quantities of premium worm castings, year round.

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