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2011-06-28 20:32:13

Biocides turn out to be less toxic for the environment if they are subjected to microencapsulation, due to the fact that this process forms shell(s) for the substance.

2011-02-16 06:50:00

BRANDON, Fla., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few years, neem oil has become one of the most highly recommended pesticides in Florida because it controls pests without harming most beneficial insects. The rest of the story is that nearly all neem oil sold in the U.S.

2010-10-27 20:28:30

Tobacco, used on a small scale as a natural organic pesticide for hundreds of years, is getting new scientific attention as a potential mass-produced alternative to traditional commercial pesticides.

2010-10-27 13:58:39

Current WHO pesticide classifications are based on toxicity in rats but basing regulation on human toxicity will make pesticide poisoning less hazardous and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths globally without compromising agricultural needs.

2010-09-23 13:26:58

A new technique pioneered at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is improving the detection and monitoring of insecticide resistance in field populations of an important malaria-carrying mosquito.

2010-09-14 06:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) announces the submission of a new bioinsecticide to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This submission is the fourth new product to be submitted to the EPA by MBI since December 2008.

2010-07-23 13:17:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate import tolerances for carbofuran for rice, bananas, coffee and sugar cane.

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2010-03-29 10:05:00

A federal survey conducted during the fall of 2009 has predicted that 48 million acres of land in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming will fall victim to a major infestation of grasshoppers over the upcoming summer.

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2010-02-03 07:30:00

Pyrethroids, among the most widely-used home pesticides, are winding up in California rivers at levels toxic to some stream-dwellers, possibly endangering the food supply of fish and other aquatic animals.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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