EPA Seeking Comments on Minimum Risk Pesticide Program
On: April 9, 2021
The EPA is looking for public feedback on possible policy changes related to minimum risk pesticide exemptions. Read on to learn more!
EPA Addresses Risks Posed by Four Common Herbicides
On: March 25, 2021
Last week, the EPA released interim decisions and made updates to label language for four Pyridines and Pyrimidines herbicides to address ecological risks.
PFAS Appearing In Variety of Pesticides, EPA Responds
On: March 10, 2021
PEER has recently discovered that multiple herbicides and insecticides contain PFAS - a chemical that can lead to health issues. Here's how the EPA is responding.
EPA Extends Chlorpyrifos Public Comment Period; Future Use In Doubt
On: February 22, 2021
With a new administration and new executive orders, the future of the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos is in doubt.
2021 WPS Training Update: New AEZ Requirements
On: January 28, 2021
This blog reviews the new WPS Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements enacted by the EPA in Dec 2020.
New Michigan Emergency Rule Extends License Renewal Deadline
On: January 8, 2021
On December 30, a new emergency rule extended the validity of Michigan many pesticide applicator licenses. Read more to see if you qualify for this extension!
Oregon Phasing Out Chlorpyrifos Use by 2023
On: December 22, 2020
The Oregon Department of Agriculture recently filed Administrative Rules that limits the use of chlorpyrifos and phases out nearly all use by December 31, 2023.
2020 Recap: Positive Pest Control Company News
On: December 4, 2020
In this blog, we highlight various stories that show the many ways pest management professionals like you have made a positive difference in local communities.
By the Numbers: Inside Washington’s Murder Hornet Nest
On: November 23, 2020
After removing the only Asian giant murder hornet nest in the US last month, Washington State Ag researchers are still discovering what's inside.
Study Shows Many Pesticide Labels Don’t Follow EPA Guidelines
On: November 13, 2020
An Oregon State University study shows over 30% of pesticide labels don't follow EPA rules and have incorrect information about their toxicity to honey bees.