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California Chlorpyrifos Sales Ban Date Approaching

The February 6th cut-off date for chlorpyrifos sales in California is fast approaching. Storage and use of existing supplies of chlorpyrifos will remain legal until December 31st. Read more on Agnet West


MinnPost Publishes Informative Column on Neonicotinoid Risks

Last week, Gustavus Adolphus student Shauna Capron published a column in Minnpost presenting the risks of neonicotinoid pesticide use, as well as farmer perspectives, and potential IPM alternatives. “When using neonicotinoids, it is necessary to consider both the benefits of food security and crop yields along with the larger impacts they have on the environment… Read more »


New Study Finds Major Benefits to IPM Approach in Fight Against Cockroach and Bed Bug Infestations

A new study has found major benefits to the application of IPM techniques against cockroach and bed bug infestations in multi-family housing units. “In a recent paper published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, Changlu Wang, Ph.D., an entomologist at Rutgers University, confirmed the benefits of building-wide integrated pest management (IPM) after applying IPM techniques to a… Read more »


New York Bans Aerial Application of Chlorpyrifos

New York has become the latest US state to heavily regulate the neurotoxic insecticide chlorpyrifos after governor Andrew Cuomo announced a total ban on aerial spraying and plans to phase out the chemical completely by December 2020. Read more here.


European Commission Expected to Ban Chlorpyirifos in January

The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted last Friday to ban the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The ban is expected to be finalized in January. According to a post-vote European Commission statement, “Experts concluded that concerns related to human health exist, in particular in relation to possible genotoxicity and… Read more »


November Webinar Features Discussion of Spotted Wing Drosophila Research

A Michigan State University webinar titled “SWD in Space and Time: What do we know about the seasonal biology and movement of SWD?” is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will present information on the development of spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) populations over time, daily and yearly movement, and winter… Read more »