Navigation Links
Scientists take objective look at terms 'least toxic pesticides' applied as 'last resort'
Date:11/12/2012

Recommendations and decisions to use "least toxic pesticides" and "pesticides as a last resort" have flourished in the last decade, but according to three scientific organizations the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section of the Entomological Society of America (P-IE ESA) these are not the correct approaches to the pesticide component of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

The three organizations have joined to take an objective look at the problems associated with "least toxic pesticides" applied as a "last resort" and today issued the following statement:

IPM is Fundamental Wherever Pests Must Be Controlled

It is essential to practice IPM, whether managing weeds, insect pests or plant diseases on the farm, on commercial sites, on public lands, or in or around the home. Key components of IPM include making the habitat unfavorable for pests, excluding pests where feasible, using proper sanitation practices, monitoring the infestation level, knowing the pest tolerance level for the specific situation and implementing the necessary management practices.

Judicious use of pesticides is a critical component of many IPM programs. Judicious (careful) use refers to various practices following all label directions and making all appropriate stewardship decisions required in the particular situation. This includes applying a product registered for the target pest(s) after accurate pest identification, and consideration of the level of infestation and the potential for economic, health or other negative pest impacts. Careful use extends beyond pesticides to household chemicals, automobiles, medicines, alcoholic beverages, and countless other products that are part of our daily lives.

The Problem with Selecting Only "Least Toxic Pesticides"

  • "Least toxic" implies there are pesticides available for ever
    '/>"/>

Contact: Lee Van Wychen
Lee.VanWychen@wssa.net
202-746-4686
Entomological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Scientists unravel the mystery of marine methane oxidation
2. Scientists discover new method of gene identification
3. Weber State Scientists discover possible building blocks of ancient genetic systems
4. Space research institute awards postdoctoral fellowships to 4 scientists
5. Space research institute awards postdoctoral fellowships to four scientists
6. 3,000 insect scientists coming to Knoxville next week
7. Stem cell scientists discover potential way to expand cells for use with patients
8. Losing protein helps heart recover, say Temple scientists
9. Scientists and Google to keep an eye on environment
10. Scientists identify insect-repelling compounds in Jatropha
11. UCSB scientists report new beginning in split-brain research, using new analytical tools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2014)... led by Alison Allan, PhD, a scientist at Western ... breast cancer often spreads or metastasizes to the lung. ... and the number two cause of cancer-related deaths among ... chemotherapy and radiation have a high success rate, but ... treatments fail. In particular, the lung is one of ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered ... high-resolution microscope. , Costing less than a cent, the ... developing countries and remote areas. , The lens fabrication ... Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Engineering, who ... of Medical Research to find ways to transform the ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... Munich have identified the structural features that enable ... and endogenous RNAs in living cells. , When ... metabolism and hijack cellular resources for the production ... viral RNA molecules that are delivered directly to ... synthesized in the host cell, and provide the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New study helps to explain why breast cancer often spreads to the lung 2Droplet lens 2Viral infections: Identifying the tell-tale patterns 2Viral infections: Identifying the tell-tale patterns 3
... gene for schizophrenia and exposed to lead during early ... consistent with schizophrenia. Scientists at Columbia University,s Mailman School ... of Medicine say their findings suggest a synergistic effect ... open an avenue to better understanding the complex gene-environment ...
... When language switching has no apparent ... the remarkable ability to switch from one language to the ... Pennsylvania State University, USA, looked at whether language switching incurs ... little difficulty in preventing such mix-ups between languages. When 26 ...
... is a well-known recreational drug, extensive scientific research has ... the last decade. Medical cannabis is often used by ... disorder, to combat pain, insomnia, lack of appetite, and ... Aviv University,s Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive ...
Cached Biology News:Lead acts to trigger schizophrenia 2Frontiers news briefs May 30 2Frontiers news briefs May 30 3Frontiers news briefs May 30 4Low doses of THC can halt brain damage 2Low doses of THC can halt brain damage 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... based on the products of cells grown under simulated ... an international license agreement with Suneva Medical, Inc. for ... media (CCM). , This agreement is an ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 As pet owners drew up their lists of New ... "Take better care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are pet ... carrying cases to take the little canine or feline darlings along ... to buy some pricey toys at the pet store. But anyone ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Texas , Jan. 14, 2014 The ... and research medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof ... health professionals, and researchers about the challenges of ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO ) The Society ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... iLab Solutions, the leader in core facility management software, ... Strategy. In this role, Michelle will work with current and ... the development of iLab products. Her main goal will be ... the scientific community by offering the most advanced, user-friendly, and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2
... Rapid Purification of Endotoxin-Free Plasmid DNA , ... HP Endotoxin-Free Plasmid Maxiprep,Kit offers a novel ... A patent-pending,endotoxin removal process has resulted in ... endotoxin-free DNA (≤ 0.1 EU/g).,This product delivers ...
... ,I. Description ,II. Product Components ,III. ... Protocol for Extraction of DNA from Soil ,V. ... ,VI. Quantification of Amplified products ,VII. Purification ... Contact Information , , , ,Application Guide, , I. ...
... ,I. Description ,II. Product Components ,III. ... Protocol for Extraction of DNA from Buccal Swab ... Swab ,VI. Quantification of Amplified Products ,VII. ... Application Data , References , Contact Information ...
Cached Biology Technology:Introducing,GenElute HP,Endotoxin-Free Plasmid,Maxiprep Kit 2Introducing,GenElute HP,Endotoxin-Free Plasmid,Maxiprep Kit 3Introducing,GenElute HP,Endotoxin-Free Plasmid,Maxiprep Kit 4Introducing,GenElute HP,Endotoxin-Free Plasmid,Maxiprep Kit 5Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification from Soil 2Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification from Soil 3Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification from Soil 4Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification from Soil 5Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification ,from Buccal Swab 2Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification ,from Buccal Swab 3Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification ,from Buccal Swab 4Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification ,from Buccal Swab 5Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification ,from Buccal Swab 6
...
... have moderate chemiluminescence efficiencies and the chemistry ... have the added benefit that they require ... the background signal. This benefit has been ... immunoassay applications. These compounds can also be ...
ssDNA from PCR DNA in less than 1 hour. No gels, columns, or slurries. Sequence from high quality ssDNA: clearer reads, longer runs....
Applications: Immunohistochemistry, ISH, FISH, CISH....
Biology Products: