GDG Environment Group Ltd.

GDG Environment Group Ltd.

August 25, 2009 13:53 ET

GDG Environment Group Expands its Services and Offers an Ecological Solution Against Ragweed, a Major Nuisance for Numerous Citizens!

TROIS-RIVIERES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2009) - GDG ENVIRONMENT GROUP, (TSX VENTURE:GDG). This morning the vice-president of Science and Technology of GDG Environment Group (TSX VENTURE:GDG), Mr. Christian Back, was meeting with the media to present a new service offered by GDG to its customers, the ecological control of ragweed. GDG professionals are already active in the field along roads and highways in several parts of Quebec Province. According to several mandates awarded by Transports Quebec, GDG is operating in the regions of Trois-Rivieres, Gatineau, Laval and Montreal. This service is also offered to municipalities confronted with ragweed problems. The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has seized this opportunity by contracting GDG services to improve the quality of life of its citizens.

Ragweed is a very abundant indigenous plant in Quebec. According to Sante et Services sociaux Quebec, ragweed pollen causes health problems to one person out of ten. To alleviate this public health problem, GDG Environment has undertaken research and development in this new line of work in order to offer efficient and ecological solutions. In March 2009, the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has awarded registration for Ragweed Off, a product submitted by GDG Environment Ltd, a subsidiary of the Group. This ecological product causes, when applied adequately, a fast withering of ragweed leaves in high density areas, such as along sidewalks, alleys, roads, highways, as well as in vacant lots and industrial premises.

GDG Environment has assigned a partnership with the company Entretien Paysager CTM in order to share expertise and resources and to promote ragweed control services among government and municipal agencies, institutions and commercial or private customers. Entretien Paysager CTM is mostly involved in operations of the Quebec City region. Although only in their first year of joint operations, GDG Environment and its partner Entretien Paysager CTM already have a strong foothold in ragweed control services, with contracts representing the large majority of mandates awarded by Quebec government and municipalities in 2009.

About GDG Environment Group (

Registered on the TSX Exchange since April 2008, the Trois-Rivieres based company was founded in 1980. Through the years, GDG has developed expertise in the highly specialized field of biological control of biting flies, establishing itself as the Canadian leader. Relying on a strong team of managers and specialists, GDG has always prioritized research and development, which provides new approaches, new products and increased performance. GDG has successfully achieved more than 500 mandates related to the biological control of biting flies. GDG has managed municipal control programs in all regions of Quebec, and in New-Brunswick, Labrador and Ontario. GDG is also strongly involved in the surveillance and prevention of West Nile virus in Ontario. With the registration of Ragweed Off, GDG expands its range of biological control and public health services offered to citizens and municipalities.

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Contact Information

  • Source: Communications Danielle Cantin
    Danielle Cantin
    Cell. : 819-691-5176
    Information: GDG Environment
    Christian Back
    Vice President, Sciences and Technologies