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Preemergent Herbicides on Home Landscapes

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 24, 2010 12:00 AM

In order to achieve a perfect lawn, many people use 'preemergent' herbicides. These are applied before weeds come up in the spring and prevent weed development. read more...

USDA's Annual Summary of Pesticides in Food and Water

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 17, 2010 12:00 AM

The food we eat and the water we drink is often contaminated with pesticides. With a system of agriculture that relies heavily on the use of pesticides – herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides – it's not surprising that residues of these chemicals turn up in our food and water. read more...

Oregon Study Finds Pesticides in River and Drinking Water

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 06, 2010 12:00 AM

A recent U.S. Geological Survey study reported that some pesticides discovered in Oregon's lower Clackamas River have made their way into municipal drinking water. read more...