pesticides

California awards grants promoting IPM systems

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is funding five projects through $1.78 million in Alliance Grants, with the goal of increasing the speed and the scale at which safer, more sustainable pest management practices... more »

Valent U.S.A. appoints Dave Poling as VP of marketing

Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dave Poling as vice president of marketing. Poling succeeds Geoff Quick, who has transitioned to a new role as the global lead of business development for Sumitomo Chemical's AgroSolutions Division... more »

New edition of 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 »

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 »

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