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2014-02-05 23:28:55

A variety of businesses in the Temecula Valley, some of them competitors, joined Black Knight in donating their services to help the local Boys and Girls Club fumigate its building. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Boys and Girls Club of Temecula Valley has been an important part of this Southern California community and served the needs of local kids for generations. Recently, the Club found itself in need of pest control services, so Board Member Tony Berardino contacted Jeff...

2014-02-05 12:22:40

Groups had to sue the Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingredients including many with links to cancer and water contamination. After a legal challenge by Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, the federal government will examine these pesticide products, which contain...

Genetic Makeup Determines Parkinson's Risk From Pesticide Use
2014-02-05 09:34:22

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In the past, studies have shown that pesticides can cause an increased risk for the development of Parkinson’s disease. Recently, UCLA researchers have discovered that amount of risk varies with a person’s individual genetic makeup. People with a specific genetic variant and are living in extreme pesticide-exposed areas have an increased likelihood of developing the disease by two- to six-fold. Previously, the UCLA team found...

Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds. The study's results have implications for biodiversity conservation efforts. Researchers from UT and the University of Arizona, Tucson, studied how forces such as volatile market conditions and technological substitutes affect the value of pest...

2014-01-30 00:20:41

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farm Bill that the House passed today and the Senate will vote on contains a provision that overrides a ruling by EPA that the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride leaves unsafe levels of fluoride on food, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). The aggregate dose that children receive from these residues along with the fluoride from other sources, including fluoridated water and dental products, exceeds EPA's safe reference dose...

Commonly Used Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae In Their Hives
2014-01-27 13:54:54

Sara LaJeunesse - Penn State Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. "We found that four of the pesticides most commonly found in beehives kill bee larvae," said Jim Frazier, professor of...

2014-01-20 04:20:27

DUBLIN, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szgdmn/european_crop) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the European Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szgdmn/european_crop ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Pesticides are very important as they improve the...

2014-01-20 04:20:17

DUBLIN, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6lnwqj/asiapacific_crop) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Chemicals Market: Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6lnwqj/asiapacific_crop ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Crop protection chemicals are the most dominating...

2014-01-17 23:02:56

New research report “Global Pesticide and Agrochemical Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Over 50 Countries” worked out by MarketSizeInfo.com has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 From 2007 to 2013, the worldwide market for pesticides and agrochemicals registered an average annual growth of around 9.8%. In the next 5 years, it is anticipated to increase by approximately 8.7% per annum. At present, such segments as...

2014-01-14 16:21:04

DUBLIN, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qkkkz9/crop_protection) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Crop Protection Chemicals Market: Global Trends and Forecast To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qkkkz9/crop_protection ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global crop protection market...