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TAG: dinotefuran

Oregon rules misapplication caused bee deaths

January 28, 2014By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) released findings on its investigation into bumblebee deaths at multiple sites in Oregon last spring. In June, the ODA issued a temporary rule restricting the use of products containing the active ingredients dinotefuran and imidacloprid in the wake of four separate incidents. One of these incidents involved a foliar application of Valent U.S.A. Corp.’s... read more

Oregon to require state-specific label on some insecticides

November 27, 2013By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has instituted regulatory and educational measures designed to protect bees and other pollinators from exposure to certain pesticides, including requiring pesticide manufacturers to include some Oregon-specific label on some products. These changes come five months after state officials temporarily prohibited the use of pesticides containing the active ingredient dinotefuran following a massive bee kill-off ... read more

A good option

July 10, 2013By

In Naperville, Ill., a public-private partnership demonstrates removal isn’t the only option for EAB-infected trees. Municipality maintenance budgets typically have two line items for trees: prune and remove. Cities often don’t have room in the budget to treat trees with control products, no matter how dire the need, but a public-private partnership in Naperville, Ill., over the last few years... read more

Oregon prohibits dinotefuran use for 180 days following bee deaths

July 3, 2013By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 27 issued a temporary ruling prohibiting the use of 18 pesticide products containing the active ingredient dinotefuran on all plants for 180 days. The move follows a kill-off of an estimated 50,000 bumble bees in Wilsonville, Ore., in a shopping center parking lot. A landscape contractor reportedly sprayed 55 flowering European linden... read more