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Thursday, April 24, 2008

No Spray Zone?  

Looks like the Governor of California [ to say...THE GOVERNATOR...oh well] is taking the claims of health risks associated with pheromone spraying for the light brown apple moth seriously. The Almanac, among others, is reporting that following the court decision banning spraying in Santa Cruz County, all aerial spraying for LBAM (Epiphyas postvittana) in the state of California will cease until at least mid-August, so that thorough testing can be done to inform the government of the safety (or lack thereof) of the process.

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Hello, I've just added your wonderful blog to my search engine at
It's focus is landscape architecture, but the kind of information that you so carefully relate is obviously of interest to me and my fellow landscape architects.
In my little neck of the woods (Ontario, Canada) the government is working towards banning all pesticide use for aesthetic reasons.
A good sign of the times.

By Anonymous Dan W, at 4/25/2008 12:02:00 AM  

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