Neonicotinoids

EPA Extends Neonic Comment Period

In part, due to pressure from NALP and other industry stakeholders the EPA has granted a 60-day extension to the current neonicotinoid benefits assessment open comment period. Comments must now be submitted by April 21, 2018.  This additional time will allow landscape professionals to more fully respond to the content and approach reflected in the EPA’s […]

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States Continue Taking Action to Protect Pollinators

Last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his signing of an executive order placing some restrictions on neonicotinoid (neonics) use. The governor’s action makes Minnesota the most stringent state in the nation when it comes to neonic use. The executive order directs the Department of Agriculture to: • Require a “verification of need” prior to the […]

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Neonicotinoids Acknowledged As Valuable to Save Trees

By a unanimous vote last week, the Duluth City Council resolved to stop using neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics)  on city property and instructed staff members to do their best to steer clear of plants that have been treated with the insecticide. However, councilors offered one exception — authorizing the use of neonicotinoids to protect high-value ash […]

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