Growing threats from climate change are putting city dwellers—particularly in low-income areas—at a higher risk of being affected.
California farming associations and pesticide manufacturers say the state relied on unrealistic assessment data in its decision to list a disputed insecticide as an air toxic in July.
California can’t place glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller—on its list of risky chemicals until the court issues a final decision, according to a June 12 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb.
Farmworkers will get updated training on handling pesticides after the EPA June 14 released long-sought updates to the requirements.
Hawaii will become the first state to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has been linked to human health problems, but is facing pushback from the farm and manufacturers of the chemical.
Herbicide manufacturers are welcoming the idea of robots applying their products to improve farm yields, even though it could mean lower sales.
Robots will move along fields either spraying herbicides through a pen-like nozzle or pulling weeds as soon as 2019 after their makers perfect programming them to distinguish weeds from crops like tomatoes.