Turnberry estate manager George Brown said yesterday: "We use Lorsban T on our pathways.
We also stick rigidly to products that have been cleared by government experts and Lorsban T is one of those.
He said: "We use a number of pesticides on our fairways, including Lorsban T.
A spokesman for Rigby Taylor, the only distributors of Lorsban T in the UK said: "Chlorpyrifos is fully approved by UK authorities and can be found in a number of products.
AMVAC has licensed the entire agricultural label from Dow AgroSciences and will begin selling Lorsban SmartBox in the 2006 season.
Hank King, Lorsban product manager of Dow AgroSciences, commented, "We are very pleased that Lorsban 15G will be available to farmers in the state-of-the-art SmartBox system.
Lorsban 15G controls a broad spectrum of insect pests such as corn rootworms, lesser cornstalk borer, cutworms, wireworms, white grubs and sugar beet root maggot.
We have Mycogen corn seeds, acetochlor grass herbicide, Hornet broadleaf herbicides, Lorsban
15G soil insecticide and N-Serve nitrogen stabilizer.
Chlorpyrifos is sold under the trade names of Dursban and Lorsban
, and is used in many household pesticides, including pet flea collars, garden and lawn chemicals, and indoor bug sprays.
With word coming yesterday about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling limiting chlorpyrifos, also known as Dursban or Lorsban
, Woodstream Corporation, manufacturers of Victor Poison-Free pest control are offering natural alternatives for pest problems.