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Maryland Limits Pesticide Use in State-Owned Pollinator Habitats

The restrictions are prompted by concerns that neonicotinoid pesticides contribute to the mortality of bees, birds, and butterflies, putting at risk that sector of the nation’s food supply that relies on them for pollination.

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Dicamba Restrictions

Many eyes were on the Arkansas state pesticide board Nov. 21 as officials that oversee pesticide regulations wrestled with decisions on dicamba herbicide. At the end of a packed, three-hour public meeting, the Arkansas Plant Board voted to push measures toward that state’s governor that would ban some forms of[…]

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