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Draft Risk Assessments for Five Pesticides, Including Aldicarb and Coumaphos, Available for Public Comment

The Environmental Protection Agency is releasing draft risk assessments on five pesticides for public comment as part of our open and transparent registration review process, a program mandated by FIFRA that re-evaluates all pesticides on a 15-year cycle. The draft human health and ecological risk assessments will be available for 60 days for public comment. Two noteworthy pesticides – aldicarb and coumaphos – are included.  Continue reading

EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Tetrachlorvinphos

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft human health risk assessment for tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP). TCVP is an organophosphate insecticide used in pet flea and tick collars, powders and sprays as well as an insect control treatment to livestock and their premises, in kennels, and outdoors as a perimeter treatment. Continue reading

Study shows reduced-risk IPM program effectively manages pests and conserves beneficial predators

Multiyear studies comparing conventional pesticide use to reduced-risk pesticides in peach orchards have concluded that a program combining reduced-risk insecticides with an IPM program provides adequate control of pests and conserves insect predators.

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The multiple insecticide-resistant green peach aphid makes a good case for IPM

Spraying an insecticide may seem like the easiest and most effortless type of insect control, but insecticide resistance has proven that spraying without doing your homework first is not the most practical way to protect your crops. This week, a blog post from “the Aphid Room” reminded me of why the first step of pest management is identifying and knowing the pest: some insects, like the green peach aphid, are resistant to several insecticides, making control quite a challenge. Continue reading