TAG: imidacloprid

EPA releases imidacloprid risk assessment, comment period open

January 15, 2016By

Earlier this month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid, saying it shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators. A 60-day public comment period has commenced. After the comment... read more

Government Affairs: Neonicotinoids on trial

September 1, 2014By
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The class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids have been a boon to the landscape management industry. Chemically similar to nicotine, the “neonics” are effective and less toxic to mammals and birds than many of the previous generation of organophosphate and carbomate insecticides. Not only are neonics effective in controlling a wide variety of insect pests, in many cases they can... read more

Spring Valley rolls out new solutions for spring

April 16, 2014By

Spring Valley launched two new solutions: Ornamine and Protego. Ornamine is a nutrient-rich granular fertilizer combined with a preemergent weed control for use in ornamentals. The active ingredient in Ornamine controls 30 different weeds by preventing the germination of the weed seeds. Two applications during the season eliminate the need for manual weed pulling or spot spraying. Spring Valley’s new... 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