EPA

Court denies motion for relief from EPA’s chlorpyrifos decision

The US. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on July 18 denied a petition for relief from an earlier decision by the EPA not to ban a pesticide, chlorpyrifos. Since 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency has... more »

EPA extends timeline for pesticide applicators rule

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 11 announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators (C&T) rule. According to a news release, EPA received feedback from states... more »

Bio Huma Netics R&D director appointed to EPA committee

Rita Abi-Ghanem, Ph.D., senior director of research and development at Bio Huma Netics (BHN), has been appointed to a 2-year term to serve as a member of the Agricultural Science Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

Felsot to serve as ESA’s pesticide expert liaison

Allan Felsot, a professor and extension specialist at Washington State University, has been selected to serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and liaison with the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA-OPP). ... more »

Gowan Company announces EPA registration of Magister SC

Gowan Company, LLC announced the EPA registration of Magister SC Miticide. Magister SC is registered to control mites in almonds, cherries, Christmas trees, non-bearing tree fruits, and nuts; and powdery mildew in cherries, the company... more »

EPA approves biopesticide for navel orangeworm

Semios has received EPA approval and California Department of Pest Regulation approval for aerosol pheromone biopesticide products that disrupt the mating of the navel orangeworm (NOW). The Semios platform... more »

Bayer rejects EPA’s request to cancel use of flubendiamide

Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced it has refused a request by the EPA to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States and instead will seek a review of the product’s... more »

USDA report: No safety concern for pesticide residues on U.S. food

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on the foods tested are at levels below the... more »

EPA releases report on neonicotinoid, threat to bees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation,... more »

UC to host workshops on IPM, EPA cancellation of chlorpyrifos

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) will host a series of workshops from Jan. 7 through Feb. 5 on new pesticide regulations and integrated pest management (IPM) decision-making. A critical... more »


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