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July 27, 2013
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Pesticide Accumulation in Sierra Nevada Frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A study on frogs in remote Sierra Nevada mountain habitats including Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument, detected concentrations of pesticides in frog tissue that potentially came from California’s Central Valley sources.  “Our results show … Continue reading

April 29, 2012
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Compound from Wild Tomatoes is Natural, Effective Herbicide

A naturally occurring compound derived from wild tomato plants is also a fast-acting, nontoxic herbicide, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. NC State entomologist Dr. Mike Roe had previously worked with the compound – known as 2-undecanone – … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
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Milkweed Loss Hurts Monarchs

*Loss of milkweed in Midwestern farm fields harms butterflies, a study shows* If you’re a gardener, milkweed may not be at the top of your list. But if you love Minnesota’s state insect—the monarch butterfly—maybe it should be. Monarchs lay … Continue reading

July 16, 2011
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Dupont’s Imprelis Could be Turning Evergreens Brown

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Browning shoots and needles, twisting and stunted shoots – especially near the tops of evergreen trees and shrubs – are signs that plants may have injuries associated with the herbicide Imprelis, according to a Michigan State … Continue reading