More than 15 anti-pesticide bills were introduced this season in the Hawaii Legislature that would put unprecedented restrictions on larger agriculture entities and their use of pesticides. All of the proposed legislation has died for this year...More
Central Coast growers are continually working toward implementing best management measures designed to keep crop production plentiful and profitable in the region, while improving the quality of our water supplies for now and for future generations to come....More
Cheminova Inc. has announced the new herbicide active ingredient pethoxamid which the company says will help growers manage herbicide-resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, and other important broadleaf and annual grass weeds.
Pethoxamid is a novel selective chloroacetamide. Classified as a Group 15 herbicide, pethoxamid inhibits the germination of target weeds. It can be applied pre-emergence or post-emergence.
In the U.S. and Canada, major crops slated for its use include canola, corn, cotton, rice, soybean, and sunflower....More
U.S. Fish and Wildlife is launching a campaign to restore habitat for monarch butterflies. But its one year review of the monarch for Endangered Species Act status has agricultural interests concerned....More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved label expansion for the miticides Acramite 50WS and Acramite 4SC from Agriphar Crop Solutions (ACS) to include approved product use on more fruiting vegetables, pome fruit, and regional timothy forage and grass hay grown for horses.
Acramite 50WS and Acramite 4SC are now labeled for use in the fruiting vegetable group 8-10 including eggplant, ground cherry, okra, peppers, tomatoes, tomatillo, and more; plus in the pome fruit Group 11-10 including apples, pears, quince, and others....More
It’s a fact that pesticides are indeed toxic by design and deliberately released into the environment. But when used properly, both natural and synthetic pesticides protect people and their environment from pests – animal, plant, or microbial – that threaten human health and the balance of nature....More