pesticides

Tony Arnold named CEO of Willowood

Willowood USA, an agricultural supply business based in Broomfield, Colorado, on Nov. 28 announced a change in leadership. Brian Heinze, who founded the Company and led the business since its inception in 2009, has decided... more »

Common pesticide damages honeybee’s ability to fly

Biologists at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honeybees to fly, raising concerns... more »

Calibrate your sprayer to save money on pesticides

Pickup trucks need occasional tuneups and oil changes, so it stands to reason that a boom sprayer needs a checkup at least once a year before it’s driven out of the barn and onto fields... more »

New study reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee’s own food. Researchers used 120... more »

California revises proposed rules on pesticide use near schools

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school sites and licensed child day care facilities. The department is inviting the public to... more »

California projects aim to reduce pesticide use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has recognized several organizations for projects aimed at managing pests while using fewer pesticides. The awards recognize innovation, leadership, education and outreach by California based organizations that carry out... more »

California DPR expands Pesticide Monitoring Network

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), in cooperation with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is increasing the number of communities where air monitoring for pesticides will be conducted. The expanded air-monitoring network will... more »

Tests show low or no pesticide levels in most California produce

Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent pesticide safety standards. During its 2015 survey, DPR... more »

Nanostructured biosensors detect pesticides

When does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? That’s the question Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his team of researchers aim to help... more »

Light therapy may save bees from deadly pesticides

Treating bees with light therapy can counteract the harmful effects of neonicotinoid pesticides and improve survival rates of poisoned bees, finds a new UCL study. “Neonicotinoid pesticides are a persistent threat to global bee populations,... more »


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