TAG: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

PBI-Gordon to intro Union Fungicide SC

February 13, 2019By

PBI-Gordon Corp. is developing Union Fungicide SC, formulated to provide turf disease control. read more

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

Attacks on managed landscapes gain traction

September 8, 2015By

Historically, our industry has come under attack on various issues, including our equipment’s noise or carbon output; the inputs we use, which are EPA regulated and approved; our water use; and the use of turf, itself. The West’s drought exposed the industry to even more attacks. Water for landscapes is cited as the single biggest use of household water in... read more

EPA wants tougher ‘restricted-use’ standards

August 10, 2015By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing stronger standards for pesticide applicators who apply “restricted-use” pesticides. The agency will accept public comments on the proposed rule for 90 days at regulations.gov under docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183 once the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. EPA said the goal is to reduce the likelihood of harm from the misapplication... read more

Tweaks and combos

July 9, 2015By

Regulations and lack of new chemistry are driving changes to insecticide product offerings. After a few slow years without major changes, the insecticide market is starting to experience an overhaul to meet new government requirements. But these guidelines aren’t the only changes lawn care operators (LCOs) are seeing. Here are trends, concerns and what’s to come in the future for... read more

Shades of gray: Irrigating with graywater

July 7, 2015By

With the West’s drought—and California’s historic response to it—making national news, the seeds of water conservation have been planted in the minds of homeowners and property managers nationwide. Irrigating with graywater is an opportunity for contractors 1). to potentially provide services for clients or 2). simply to educate them. Here’s an introduction to some options.   read more