Improved pesticide review process announced

From Southeast Farm Press

In the March 27 Federal Register, EPA announced the availability of a document entitled, “Enhancing Stakeholder Input in the Pesticide Registration Review and ESA Consultation Processes and Development of Economically and Technologically Feasible Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives.”

The paper was jointly prepared by EPA, USDA and the National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service (the Services).

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Scientists try to recreate nature’s control for bed bugs

An article in the New York Times on April 9 announced a new project by several U.S. researchers to produce a new way to control bed bugs. Their product was not chemical, nor did it involve excessive heat or plastic in which to wrap furniture. The goal was to reproduce a natural control for bed bugs that was discovered in eastern Europe decades ago.

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