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2013-03-13 15:35:33

New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness, blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so-called "integrated pest management" (IPM) measures, scientists have concluded. Their study appears in the ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Chensheng Lu and colleagues cite previous studies showing that urban, low-income, multifamily, public housing dwellings are prone to severe pest...

2013-02-11 08:21:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Environment Plus Pest Control, LLC, a leading eco-friendly pest control firm, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded GSA Schedule 03FAC contract (GS-21F-0015Y) and are now certified to supply commercial pest control and management services to the Federal Government. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the GSA, Environment Plus Pest Control has listed their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services on the government's...

2013-02-01 23:01:56

This is the sixth in a series of releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of pesticide stewardship. LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Recently, an employee of an aerial application company was penalized for applying an agricultural pesticide without following all label directions and without the required applicator certification. In a separate case, a forest service company making an urban application was also fined for pesticide label violations...

2013-01-15 23:00:49

Pestroy is an extermination company that gets rid of pests permanently and safely using an Integrated Pest Management program (I.P.M.). This new technology allows them the opportunity to exterminate a house without resorting to the use of pesticides for most infestations. Montreal, QC (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 Whether commercial or residential, pests can ruin the integrity of a building or home. With real estate being one of the most valuable commodities in the world today, it is essential...

2012-11-14 08:24:28

DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. a leading global provider of biopesticides for agriculture and water applications, announced today that its groundbreaking Grandevo(®) bioinsecticide has been recognized by Agrow as "Best New Biopesticide" for 2012. The prestigious Agrow Awards honor corporate and individual excellence in the crop protection and production industry. "We are honored that Agrow recognized our commercialization of Grandevo as 'Best...

2012-10-04 10:21:35

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading global provider of natural pest management products for crop protection, announced today that its Grandevo(®) bioinsecticide has received California state registration. Grandevo is now approved for use on a variety of crops including lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, citrus, strawberries, grapes and almonds and can be used in field and greenhouse applications. The first new broad-spectrum microbial insecticide...

2012-10-01 10:13:16

Tadpole shrimp are pests of rice production systems in California and have recently been found impacting Missouri and Arkansas rice fields. The shrimp feed on rice seedlings and uproot them during foraging, and their foraging behavior causes water to become muddy, which reduces light penetration to submerged seedlings and delays the development of the rice plant. In "Review of a New Pest of Rice, Tadpole Shrimp (Notostraca: Triopsidae), in the Midsouthern United States and a Winter...

2012-07-10 02:22:29

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), a leader in the development of non-dormant alfalfa seed varieties, today announced it is sponsoring a continuing education course (CEU) in association with Western Farm Press titled "Alfalfa Pest Management/Selecting the Right Variety." The course is the first of its kind devoted exclusively to alfalfa production in the Western U.S. and focuses on choosing the correct variety based on a number...

More Acreage Needed To Slow Pest Resistance To Biotech Corn
2012-06-05 09:29:21

To slow resistance of western corn rootworm beetles to genetically protected crops, much larger 'refuge' acreages of conventional crops have to be planted, 2 experts warn in a paper published in the Journal of Economic Ecology Genetically modified crops that produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have reduced reliance on insecticide sprays since 1996. These proteins are lethal to some devastating crop pests, but do not harm most other creatures...

2012-05-17 02:23:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved MBI-005, a unique broad-spectrum selective bioherbicide for potential use on a variety of crops, turf and ornamentals. This is the fourth active ingredient that MBI has registered with the EPA. "We are currently...