Pesticide News

for 2018

Public Comment Period Open for Glyphosate Draft Risk Assessments

EPA has opened the 60-day public comment period for the draft glyphosate human health and ecological risk assessments. Comments are due by  April 30, 2018 .   
The draft risk assessments and supporting documents are available in glyphosate’s registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0361 on  

After the comment period, EPA will evaluate the comments received and consider any potential risk management options for this herbicide.  

For additional details read our December 2017 announcement: EPA Releases Draft Risk Assessments for Glyphosate.


New Bed Bug Website and Workshop Provide Great Information and Resources 


Users can quickly find bed bug facts relevant to their location or situation.  


Give them a chance, and the members of the Western IPM Bed Bug Work Group can teach you everything you ever wanted to know about bed bugs  –  and then some.


Last week, the group met in Las Vegas to plan upgrades to the informative and easy-to-navigate bed bug website it just launched, and then stayed over to host a day-long workshop attended by more than 200 people at University of Nevada Extension offices throughout the state.


"The reception in Nevada was incredible, and shows there's a demand for science-based information about bed bugs," explained Andrew Sutherland, who received the grant from the Western IPM Center to form the work group. "We think this two-day, meeting-workshop model is something other work groups may want to consider as part of their outreach and education efforts."


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Go to the new bed bugs website


The Center for Integrated Pest Management has launched the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship website. This site is designed for anyone who applies, sells, stores or disposes of pesticides. The website complements the work of Extension agents and Pesticide Safety Education Programs. It covers a wide variety of stewardship topics ranging from storage, handling and disposal, drift runoff and has an extensive section for Homeowners.

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