TAG: Oregon Department of Agriculture

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