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2014-09-29 23:13:15

SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in all agricultural food and non-food crops. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today the EPA approval of SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC, a highly effective new tool for organic growers. SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in...

2014-09-29 12:22:17

- Focus is on Health Effects from Toxic Compounds in Gasoline WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new website drawing attention to the growing problem of toxic compounds in gasoline, with a call to action for the EPA to regulate some of the most harmful components in our fuel. According to Urban Air Initiative President David VanderGriend, "There's a problem with the air we're all breathing and it stems from what's in our gasoline. It's something that's too...

2014-09-24 12:23:55

Entries Are Due Oct. 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Oct. 31. Radon exposure causes nearly 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, and 40 percent of homes in Pennsylvania have radon levels above the EPA guideline of...

2014-09-15 23:11:44

Today scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to recognize the 50-year anniversary of the national Land-Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Program. Although the program has evolved over the past 50 years, it remains the focal point for pesticide safety education throughout the United States. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Today scientists with the...

2014-09-15 16:22:53

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global crop protection chemicals market is segmented into all major regions and further, their key countries. In terms of regions, the report is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW). Asia-Pacific and North America are the top two consumers of crop protection chemicals, accounting together for nearly 50% of the total market share. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region, in terms of...

2014-09-15 12:23:01

David Bronner Publishes Article: "Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing while Pro-GMO Media Runs Interference; Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight" VISTA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bronner's, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is ramping up efforts in support of voter-led initiatives to label genetically engineered foods in Oregon and Colorado, Measure 92 and Initiative...

2014-09-12 08:22:14

Safer, Simple and Effective Nematicide Reduces Environmental Impact TEL AVIV, Israel, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, announced today that NIMITZ, a novel, non-fumigant nematicide with unprecedented user safety and simplified application features, has achieved regulatory approval in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679073 ) Highly effective in...

2014-09-10 23:03:40

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "Pesticides Market: India, China and Japan Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2009 - 2016" report to their offering. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In simple terms, pesticides are substances that are meant for destroying, attracting, or mitigating any pest. They are effective forms of chemicals that control and eliminate the growth of the insects, fungi, herbs, and other...

2014-09-04 23:07:19

Solvent Market research report focuses on various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market also it Identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The report "Solvent Market by Type, Application & Source - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018", defines and segments the solvent market with an analysis and forecast of the market volume and value....

2014-09-01 12:21:10

DALLAS, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the report "Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Type (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, and Others), by Crop Type (Cereals & grains, Oilseeds & pulses, Fruits & vegetables, and others), by Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019", the crop protection market is projected to grow from $50,718.46 Million in 2013 to $69,614.33 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2014 to 2019. The global crop...


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Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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