pesticides

Willowood USA Appoints Tony Arnold CEO

Willowood USA  announced a change in leadership Nov. 28. The Broomfield, Colorado-based company supplies generic, post-patent herbicide, fungicide and insecticide products for the agriculture, and turf and ornamental markets. Brian Heinze, who founded the company... more »

New data 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 »

EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order denying a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in U.S. agriculture. “We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American... more »

California revises proposed rules for 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 »

EWG publishes ‘Dirty Dozen’ list despite low consumption rates

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its latest "Dirty Dozen" list. "In light of new science and information about how safety fears are impacting low income consumers, it is concerning that EWG still releases... more »

Six 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 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 California fruits, vegetables

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 in soil

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 »

Nanostructured biosensors detect pesticides in soil

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 »


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