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2010-01-05 21:03:10

Knowing when and where to spray is as important as what to spray.

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2009-12-10 08:55:00

Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies.

2009-10-30 15:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) today announced the company plans to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the agency's action to revoke all U.S. food tolerances for carbofuran insecticide.

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2009-09-09 13:55:26

Scientists in China are reporting the "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.

2009-08-19 07:00:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestaron Corporation (formerly Venomix, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Elin D. Miller has been elected a director of the company. Miller was formerly Regional Administrator for Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, a presidential appointment.

2009-08-17 16:30:00

The four-day testing period the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commonly uses to determine safe levels of pesticide exposure for humans and animals could fail to account for the toxins' long-term effects, University of Pittsburgh researchers report in the September edition of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

2009-08-11 07:00:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestaron Corporation today announced that it has completed a corporate name change from Venomix, Inc. to Vestaron Corporation.

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2009-08-05 10:40:00

A study released on Wednesday warned that one of the world's most common insect repellents acts on the central nervous system in the same way as some insecticides and nerve gases.

2009-08-04 19:11:53

DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellents, has been found to be neurotoxic in insects and mammals, French researchers reported Tuesday. Because of their finding, researchers are saying more investigations are needed quickly to either confirm or dismiss potential neurotoxicity to humans, the researchers said in a news release. We've found that DEET is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase,...

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2009-07-15 10:54:02

Heavy rains in South Florida have resulted in one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent years, an insect expert says. Joseph Marhefka, a mosquito control manager in Broward County, Fla., said heavy June and July storms resulted in increased mosquito populations that have prompted thousands of complaints from South Florida residents, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. ''It's one of the worst seasons and busiest seasons I've seen in the last 10 years," Marhefka said. The heavy rainfall helped...


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