Current EPA Review of Captan

Captan, a common fungicide used in strawberry, apple, peach and the caneberry industries is currently under EPA review. For those of you who use Captan for fruit/commodity production, please respond to the EPA’s call for comments by March 15, 2019.

Comments can be made at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0296

Written by Ryan Adams: https://ipm.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/02/current-epa-review-of-captan/

WEBINAR: Accelerating the Landscape Transformation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program and the Alliance for Water Efficiency invite you to join a free webinar, Accelerating the Landscape Transformation [watersense.c.goolara.net], on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. EasternRegistration through browsers such as Chrome or Firefox is recommended.

Mary Ann Dickinson, president and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and project team members Dr. Thomas Chesnutt (A&N Technical Services, Inc.) and Maureen Erbeznik (Maureen Erbeznik & Associates), will give a presentation on the Alliance’s forthcoming Landscape Transformation study. The study is the first research product of AWE’s Outdoor Water Savings Research Initiative and is the most expansive and diverse assessment of utility outdoor programs to date. The team will share findings from an impact analysis of utility program data from municipalities in the United States and Canada, as well as a process evaluation consisting of customer surveys, interviews, and market analysis

Following the webinar, upon request, WaterSense can provide proof of attendance for attendees who joined the webinar for at least 30 minutes. This webinar is open to the public, so please feel free to share this invitation with other networks or interested parties. You can also watch other WaterSense/Alliance for Water Efficiency on-demand webinars [watersense.c.goolara.net] covering topics such as:

  • Reducing Outdoor Water Use With Microirrigation
  • Outdoor Water Use and Green Infrastructure
  • Using Mobile Technology to Communicate With Water Customers

If you have any questions about these webinars, please contact the WaterSense Helpline at (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) or watersense@epa.gov.