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2013-05-01 23:01:34

This is the nineth in a series of press releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of practicing good pesticide stewardship techniques. LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials — a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended...

2013-04-30 23:31:52

Pesticides Pose to Endangered and Threatened Species When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should use a common scientific approach, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Specifically, the agencies should use a risk assessment approach that addresses problem formulation, exposure analysis,...

2013-04-22 23:00:41

Apply Responsibly Officials Urge Safe & Environmentally Sound Practices in the Home and Garden. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day 2013 marks the fifth straight year for the Apply Responsibly program, an ongoing effort to educate homeowners about the link between protecting California waterways and the responsible use of pesticides in residential settings, according to officials for the stewardship program. “Earth Day is a great opportunity to remind homeowners...

2013-04-21 23:02:34

Biopesticides Market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of Active ingredient, applications, product types, crop type, and geography; forecasting revenue and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets. (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 The report “Global Biopesticides Market — Trends & Forecasts (2012 — 2017)” published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global biopesticides market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue for...

2013-04-16 23:03:26

Nature Conservancy scientist's work suggests that this Earth Day, keeping the picnic basket full may depend on wild bees. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Two recently released studies co-authored by The Nature Conservancy´s Christina M. Kennedy underscore just how important wild bees are to global agricultural production. Bees may seem like uninvited guests at a picnic, but before they're shooed away from the fruit salad, people should consider the role they play in bringing food...

Using Kidney Bean Leaves As A Roach Motel For Bedbugs
2013-04-10 07:25:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bedbug infestations have been on the rise in recent years, and a remedy of yore may just be the answer to controlling a large problem from such a little pest, especially since the critters are becoming increasingly resilient against pesticide control. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Kentucky (UKY) have rediscovered a type of plant that can be used as a bedbug trap, effectively stopping...


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2009-04-28 21:04:39

The Plutella xylostella is often referred to as the Diamondback or Cabbage moth. This species is has a brief lifespan of only 14 days and is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region of Europe, but has since dispersed across the world. This species is capable of reproducing quickly and can travel great distances. Diamondback are considered serious pests in warmer climates when the absence of a harsh winter prevents their eggs from being destroyed. The moths are resistant to...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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