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Month: March 2019

Oregon Bills Call for Restrictions on Neonicotinoids, and Ban on Chlorpyrifos-Based Pesticides

Four Oregon bills that would regulate pesticide use and reporting went through public hearings this Tuesday. Senate Bill 853 and House Bill 3058 both would restrict sales of neonicotinoid pesticides to licensed applicators, and would completely ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used organochloride pesticide linked to neurological damage in children and adults. Read more on The… Read more »

Dr. Juliet Carroll, Cornell Fruit IPM Coordinator Wins Excellence in IPM Award

Dr. Juliet Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at the Viticulture day of the B.E.V. (Business, Enology, Viticulture) conference in Rochester. NYSIPM develops sustainable ways to manage pests and helps people to use methods that minimize environmental, health… Read more »

California Bill Introduced to Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticides

A bill was recently introduced in California to safeguard children from exposure to the highly toxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos. California State Senator, Maria Elena Durazo, introduced “Protect Children from Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos Act of 2019” in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to delay action on this toxic pesticide until 2022. Senator Durazo’s bill bans all… Read more »

Biobed Technology Debuts in Canada

Canadian farm managers and agricultural researchers are interested in finding new ways to prevent residual pesticides from entering the environment and contaminating water, and biobeds are showing promise as they make their debut in Canada. Already popular in Europe, where there are more than 3,000 biobeds in use on farms, biobed systems have now been… Read more »

TSC Summit 2019 Agenda Annouced

This year is The Sustainability Consortium’s (TSC) ten-year anniversary. The TSC Summit 2019 will celebrate TSC’s work over the last ten years and tackle the latest sustainability challenges through workshops, meetings and opportunities to learn from leading organizations about how they are innovating across their supply chains. The Summit is May 7 – 9 in… Read more »

EDF Launches the Supply Chain Solutions Center

The Environmental Defense Fund along with several other organizations launched a crowdsourced platform to help sustainability professionals stay informed on the latest resources to address environmental impacts across global supply chains. The Supply Chain Solutions Center features hundreds of sustainability resources across six topic areas including agriculture. “Our goal is to make finding sustainability solutions… Read more »