Once Again, Master Gardeners Help Spread Poison Prevention Message
April 14, 2014
Kelly Over, our Educational Program Associate, wrote this follow-up blog about Poison Prevention Week. Kelly provides pesticide safety presentations and educational materials to Pennsylvania agricultural teachers and participates in our many consumer outreach events.
While our Pesticide Education Program teaches poison safety all year, this past month has been an especially important [...]
Researchers Receive $1.14 Million to Study Threats to Honeybees
April 11, 2014
University Park, Pa. -- Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honeybees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.
EPA Response to Spray Drift Petition Now Available
April 4, 2014
EPA’s response to the petition, “Pesticides in the Air – Kids At Risk: Petition to EPA to Protect Children From Pesticide Drift,” dated March 31, 2014, has been posted to the Web. The petition was submitted in October 2009 by Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice on behalf of a group of health and environmental organizations that included Pesticide Action Network North America and the United Farmworkers. Related documents are available at www.regulations.gov in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0825, and the agency's response will also be posted there shortly.