Friday, April 1, 2011

EPA Plans Stricter Rules to Protect Pollinators

We all agree that pollinators are critical for fruit and vegetable production. Check out the article "EPA Plans Stricter Rules to Protect Pollinators" from the Western Farm Press on what EPA is doing to help protect this important resource.

From the article:
  • EPA is planning to strengthen its certification requirements for pesticide applicators to protect bees and other pollinators -- the latest effort by the agency to limit pollinators' exposure to the chemicals.
  • EPA also is weighing changes to how it assesses the risks that pesticides pose to pollinators but the revised applicator certification requirements action likely will precede that because the changes have broad support and can be implemented quickly.
To read the entire article click here.

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