pesticides

Gowan applauds EPA chemical decision

Gowan Co. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission of a cancellation order for the active ingredient spirodiclofen. The EPA’s decision, according to a Gowan news release, is a result of work by the company’s regulatory... more »

New UC ANR pesticide safety manual includes key updates

Expanded from four chapters in the previous edition to 12, the third edition of Pesticide Safety: A Study Manual for Private Applicators aims to be more than just a study guide. The manual, available for... more »

Phone app to navigate pesticide safety

Between 2010 and 2018, some 740 cases of pesticide-related illnesses were confirmed among farmworkers in Washington state, according to Joanne Bonnar Prado, epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health. Of these workers, 90% preferred... more »

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 »

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