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Help customers understand bird flu

March 30, 2017 By
Extensive media coverage can lead to concerned customers. Education (and some precautions) can mitigate the scariness of it all. As of now, the avian, or bird, influenza epidemic of 2016-17 hasn’t reached North American shores on a large scale. But... Read more»
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USDA sets aside $1.8 million for pesticide research

March 1, 2017 By
On Feb. 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1.8 million in available funding to research new, environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding... Read more»
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Quick red imported fire ant test developed by USDA

January 10, 2017 By
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed a new test kit that can quickly detect red imported fire ants. The 10-minute test aims to limit the ants’ spread to the U.S. by testing trucks at inspection stops. Identification currently takes... Read more»
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APHIS sets AQI fumigation fees

October 30, 2015 By
The National Pest Management Association reported the following in its “Policy Week in Review” newsletter: On Oct. 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA APHIS) announced its final Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) rule via... Read more»

EPA, USDA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Pollinator Strategy

November 5, 2014 By
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host two public listening sessions to solicit stakeholder input to assist the Pollinator Health Task Force in development of a federal strategy to protect honey bees... Read more»
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Difference Maker: David Naffziger, DHN Solutions LLC

July 14, 2014 By
Tell us about your new organization: When BASF consolidated its Specialty Products Division in Raleigh, N.C., in January 2013, my wife and I agreed we didn’t want to relocate from St. Louis. I wasn’t ready to retire, and my wife... Read more»

USDA – Forest Service Termiticide Report for 2013

April 1, 2014 By , and
In the United States, termiticides are considered for federal registration by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based, in part, on the results of five-year, small-plot field efficacy tests performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA-FS). This work... Read more»
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NPMA, USDA define ‘urban rodent control’

May 22, 2013 By
FAIRFAX, VA.—According to an announcement by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the organization has “reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Wildlife Services (WS) on the definition of the term ‘urban rodent control,’ which, for the... Read more»
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USDA, EPA release honeybee health report

May 8, 2013 By
WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honeybee colony declines, including parasites... Read more»
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