Stories tagged: pesticides
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Fines for pesticide use violations quadrupled in Oregon
As the Oregon Legislature considers four bills that would tighten regulations around pesticides, the state’s Agriculture Department says the dollar amount of fines it issued for improper pesticide use quadrupled …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
State agencies warn marijuana growers of pesticide use
APNewsNow. BEND, Ore. (AP) – State agencies are reminding marijuana producers to limit their use of pesticides in the wake of two recent public health alerts.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Health alert issued for pesticide-tainted pot
Oregon health officials have issued a health alert about marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people southwest of …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Marijuana businesses push back against Oct. 1 changes
A marijuana industry group is asking Oregon lawmakers to delay Oct. 1 deadlines for the state’s new marijuana regulations by at least 30 days.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
King County considers making pot get checked for pesticides
King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Idaho offers free pesticide disposal
Free pesticide disposal is available May 12 in Coeur d’Alene through the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The event is open to agricultural producers, pesticide dealers, professional applicators and homeowners who …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Portland to spray for gypsy moths
Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane lab finds pesticides in many marijuana products
Gordon Fagras said the findings produced by his chemical laboratory, which looks for hyper-specific contaminants on the state’s marijuana crop, will add value to the product. The state doesn’t require …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 10:11 p.m.
Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado
In what lawyers are calling the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry, two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot …
Sun., May 13, 2012, midnight
Pesticide-free orchard worth additional effort
Last year, I wrote a column about growing fruit trees organically. In it, I detailed what my husband and I have been doing to grow worm-free apples over the past …
Thu., May 10, 2012, midnight
Doug Clark: Bug Samaritan takes a stand
Message to the Washington Department of Agriculture: You can have my bug sprayer when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the handle.
Mon., May 2, 2011, midnight
Give DE a try, rather than toxic pesticides
Want a safer way to get rid of unwanted pests like ants, roaches, and even bedbugs? Do your part and try something you’ve probably never even heard of: diatomaceous earth, …
Fri., May 14, 2010, midnight
Woman treated after pesticide spill
A woman suffered shortness of breath and was hospitalized Thursday after some of the pesticides she was trying to purchase spilled at an East Sprague store.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009, midnight
Fuzzy skin makes peaches susceptible to pesticide retention
As we munch into the fragrant core of peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the same fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. Expensive …