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Pesticide tied to bee colony collapse

The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The authors, led by Alex Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of Environmental Health, write that the […] … learn more→

Experts help schools meet new state pesticide mandates

When the Child Safe Playing Fields Act came into effect for K-12 schools and day care centers in 2010-11, New York\’s 700 school districts had to find alternatives to using pesticides on their grass, playgrounds and playing fields. Cornell experts from the Department of Horticulture and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS […] … learn more→