Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Pesticide Information Could Help Solve Mysterious Bee Deaths

Take a look at this fabulous op-ed in support of a pesticide-reporting database in Maryland, by Dixie Mullineaux, Bonnie Raindrop and Roger Williams on behalf of Maryland beekeepers. It ran in the The Baltimore Sun. The authors make a powerful case for why we need a pesticide-reportin
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Honeybees and Groundwater: Canaries in the Pesticide Coalmine

Maryland’s Pesticide Reporting and Information workgroup heard from a new voice about the need for a centralized reporting system for basic information — information that is already legally required — on when and where pesticides are used commercially in our state. In his
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CDC Study Finds Pesticide Ineffective at Stopping the Spread of Lyme Disease

(excerpted from Beyond Pesticides, August 26, 2013) A recent study presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Tick-Borne Diseases in Boston finds that spraying lawns with the insecticide bifenthrin do
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They’re spraying what!?

An Eastern Shore resident received a notice from her apartment complex, warning residents that MDA would be spraying the property for mosquitoes because, “…several mosquitoes have been spotted on the property.” …. Her reaction? “…And while I complet
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Five out of Five Scientists Agree – We Need More Information about Pesticides

The August meeting of the Maryland Pesticide and Information Act Workgroup, its second, focused on what we do and don’t know about pesticides. A group of scientists and researchers came to Annapolis to answer four basic questions: What pesticides data exists and who uses it? Wha
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Going to Summer School to Protect Our Kids’ Health

There’s a saying in Maryland’s state capital that to kill a bill, you send it to summer study. Well, last week the Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup met for the first time in Annapolis — and we’re here to make sure these summer students tur
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Advocates Optimistic about Maryland Pesticide Reporting Work Group

For Immediate Release July 8, 2013 Website: www.smartonpesticides.org Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Ut6rrX Twitter: @PesticidesSmart Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410-990-0284, 410-562-5655 (cell) Ruth Berlin, Maryland Pesticide Network, 410-693-7319 Advocates Optimistic abo
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Oregon passes law compelling state agencies to minimize use of pesticides on state lands and find non-chemical alternatives

From the article: Gov. John Kitzhaber is the final stop for a bill that requires state agencies to minimize their use of pesticides, coordinate their efforts and find alternatives on state-owned lands. The Senate gave final legislative approval to House Bill 3364 today on a 24-6 vote.
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MARYLAND MORNING-WYPR: Workgroup To Consider A ‘Pesticide Use Database’ In Maryland

Workgroup To Consider A ‘Pesticide Use Database’ In Maryland May 22, 2013 To download interviews go to: http://www.wypr.org/podcast/workgroup-consider-pesticide-use-database-maryland Should Maryland farmers be required to submit what pesticides they use to a state-run data
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