What's Hot in IPM and Pesticide Regulation...
Pesticide in parks report (see the Press Release) -- Issued today, (March 7) this report is related
to a study of pesticides used in 25
metropolitan areas in Texas and the launching of a new web site by the Texas
Pesticide Information Network -- a project of
Consumers Union, the Texas Clean Water Fund and the Texas Center for Policy
- Oklahoma IPM experts revisit the nature of IPM,
Renaming (Redefining) Integrated Pest Management:
Fumble, Pass, or Play? by Tom A. Royer,
Phillip G Mulder and Gerrit
W. Cuperus, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology,
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74048 -- published in
American Entomologist, "Postmarked: Extension, U.S.A.", Volume 45, Pages 136-139
Bt Plant-Pesticides and Resistance Management
Remarks presented on behalf of Consumers Union by: Michael Hansen, Ph.D.
Before the EPA FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel-
February 9&10, 1998
January 29th, 1998 -- Overexposed: Organophosphate
Insecticides in Children's Food --
Environmental Working Group
(EWG) releases state of the
art report on
cummulative exposure to Organophosphates (OPs). For details on OP use on
foods that account for most of the risk for children...
Facing Choices at the Crossroads
Address by Dr. Charles Benbrook before the
Sharing the Lessons of
Organic Farming Conference -- University Centre, University of Guelph --
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
USDA to Withdraw 1998 FIFRA Application
for Medfly Malathion Spraying in Florida -- January 8, 1998.
USDA's proposed 'Organic Rule', implementing the National Organic
Farming Act of 1990 requires discussion and input. Comments are due by
March 16, 1998.
The Environmental Risks of Transgenic Crops: an Agroecological Assessment
--by Miguel A. Altieri, Department of Environmental Science,
Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
"Role of the USDA in Positioning U.S. Agriculture for Exporting Transgenic
Products"Remarks by Deputy Secretary Rich Rominger at the
27th Soybean Seed Research Conference &
52nd Corn & Sorghum Research Conference,
American Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting,
Chicago, Illinois -- December 10, 1997
AWARDS GO TO INNOVATIVE PEST FIGHTERS
November 12, 1997, Cal/EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation
honored a diverse group for their innovative work on the front lines of
the war against pests.
Pioneer Announces Decision on Herbicide Resistance in Corn
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/..."Pioneer Hi-Bred International,
Inc. (NYSE: PHB) sent a letter to customers today announcing that due to
the current restrictive terms proposed by Monsanto Co., the Company will
not carry the Roundup herbicide resistance trait in corn."
New Links and Information on Deformed Frogs... including
Conferences and Workshops dedicated to understanding the
problems, causes as well as the environmental factors relating
to the recurring reports of the amphibian anomalies.
Last Updated on 2/10/98
By Karen Lutz