Pesticides Management Articles

  • Introduction to Biological Control in China

    It is a relatively generalized concept among agronomists and other Western investigators, that in the People’s Republic of China biological control is used as the principal control measure for crop protection. The classic story of the first known usage of biological control with human intervention in the world having been in China, through the usage of predatory ants, of ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Telemetric agrometeorological network in Bulgaria - Case Study

    Case Study Summary Application Agrometeorological network Location Bulgaria Products deployed A850 Telemetry Gateway A753 addWAVE GPRS RTU TR1 Temperature and rel. Humidity sensor RG1 Rain Gauge SP-Lite Solar radiation sensor Contributors Scientact ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Cannabis Greenhouses with the DryGair Solution – Case Study

    DryGair, a system Developed for cultivation experts, Is the leading solution for Cannabis humidity management in growing facilities. Patent protected design enables the creation of uniform, optimal growing conditions which are the key to growing quality, disease-free cannabis. The DryGair solution helps reduce growers’ expenses and pesticide use and contributes to larger, higher ...


    By DryGair Energies Ltd.

  • PESTICIDE AND ANTIBIOTICS RESIDUES IN FOOD - TOMATOES USED AS AN EXAMPLE

    POLLUTANTS CONTAMINATE FOODSTUFFS Residues of drugs or transformation products of those are often found in human excretions. Also leftovers of drugs are often thoughtlessly discarded into the wastewater by the public. The drawn from the wastewater sewage sludge is partially distributed as fertilizer onto fields. It is also common knowledge that antibiotics are added to animal feed. Remainders ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • California DPR Issues Cancellation Notices for Chlorpyrifos, and Establishes a Work Group to Recommend and to Develop Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos

    On August 14, 2019, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued cancellation notices to thirteen California registrants of pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos, including Dow Agrosciences LLC (now Corteva).  Each of these notices is referred to as an "Accusation," and each affected registrant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Discovering the Classical Biological Control Approach

    This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com. As we wrote in the article introducing this series, there are three basic applied biocontrol strategies which are commonly incorporated into an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy; 1) Classical, which imports natural enemies from outside the local area, 2) Conservation, which seeks to enhance the ...


    By UAV-IQ LLC

  • What are the most common forms of Cannabis testing?

    With cannabis now legal, either for medicinal or recreational use, in a number of countries around the world, the scientific community is increasingly focussing on its quality control and ensuring it is safe for use. There isn't just one form of testing which can be carried out to determine the 'quality' of cannabis to indicate if it is safe for human use. Everything from pesticides to heavy ...

  • Neonicotinoids

    General Information Neonicotinoids are a family of active substances which include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, ...

  • B&C Memorandum Quoted By Inside EPA Regarding EPA’s Proposed Confidential Data Transparency Rule

    On May 3, 2018, Inside EPA quoted the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) memorandum “EPA Releases Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Proposed Rule” in the article “Critics Doubt EPA Plan To Redact Confidential Data In Transparency Rule.” “For pesticide registrants, the rule poses significant potential issues,” the industry law firm ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Look to Ag leader to help you comply with new Dicamba rules and regulations

    Sometimes, rules and regulations come along to change how you manage your farm. The federal government’s recent action on the common herbicide ingredient dicamba is one such example, and resilient farmers may need to make some changes to comply with new regulations laid out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October 2017. ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • EPA Releases Guidance on Reduced Residue Chemistry Data Requirements for Seed-Treatment Uses

    On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is publishing new guidance that sets forth a tiered approach intended to help manufacturers and EPA determine when the number of field trials necessary to register seed treatment uses can be reduced.  In its ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Reverses Ban on Chlorpyrifos

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is not yet ready to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, despite growing concerns from lawmakers and members of the public regarding its safety. The chemical – which is an organophosphate insecticide – is primarily used to control foliage and soil borne insect pests on food and feed ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • B&C Seeks Applicants For Pesticide Registration Specialist Position

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is seeking a pesticide registration specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.  Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of preparing, submitting, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes James V. Aidala in “Flea Collar Report Offers Clues on Future Pesticide Regulations”

    On January 10, 2017, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Senior Government Affairs Consultant James V. Aidala regarding a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) risk assessment. The risk assessment also could be a sign of how the EPA will address the suite of organophosphate pesticides slated for review later this year, including ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Knowledge of Farm Practices – The Key for Successful Farming

    Agriculture plays an important part in the world economy. One-third of the economically active population obtains its livelihood from agriculture. In Asia and Africa, millions of small-scale farmers, fishermen, and indigenous people produce most of the food consumed worldwide, in most cases on very small plots of land. Agriculture is increasingly called upon to address a wide range of critical ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Farming in a Controlled Environment

    There is considerable pressure on today’s farmers. This is because of farming, as a special type of manufacture, largely depends on climate and natural resources. Climate changes have led to unpredictable weather conditions that can endanger farmer’s efforts with frequent hail, frost or drought. With increased global population, that is predicted to reach a number of 9.6 billion by ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • On-time Pest Protection

    Farming can be a beautiful job under an open sky. But sometimes that ”open sky” determines the flow of farming, total yield, and productivity according to the weather (rain, drought, hail, frost). Since the weather is a major factor in farming, farmers need to manage certain practices to protect their crops from bad weather conditions as well as from various insects and diseases ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Farm Practices to Preserve Fruit Quality After Harvesting

    The success of a farmer’s effort in crop production depends largely on the final phase of production, which is often followed by post-harvest losses that can reach up to 50%. Reducing this waste could improve global food production, and increase overall farmer’s profit. Activities that are carried out just before harvesting may have a major influence on final production. Post-harvest ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • EPA Issues Stop-Sale Order to PuriCore, Inc.

    On July 18, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that PuriCore Inc. (PuriCore), paid a $550,000 penalty for the unauthorized distribution of two of its pesticide products, ProduceFresh and FloraFresh, that were used in supermarkets nationwide. Along with the penalty, EPA issued a stop-sale order to PuriCore prohibiting the sale of ProduceFresh. PuriCore’s ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?

    Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of the world. But research is pointing to a better approach. In today’s globalized world, it is not inconceivable that one might drink coffee from Colombia in the morning, munch cashews from Vietnam for lunch and gobble grains from Ethiopia for dinner. That we can enjoy these ...


    By Ensia

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