By SCOTT SMITHAssociated press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation’s most productive ag
Source: KHNL: APNewsBreak: California tightening rule on popular pesticide (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331263/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=FzTDtWNB).
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Reporter: Scott Smith (Associated Press).
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According to Associated Press reporter Scott Smith, California has imposed strict rules for the use of the popular pesticide Telone. California farmers claim the new regulations will hamper their ability to fight agricultural pests and “could lead to higher food prices.”
Farmers inject Telone into the ground to kill pests before planting such crops as strawberries, carrots, and potatoes. The pesticide dissipates before crops are planted and no residues are found in the crops. California regulators say fumes from the pesticide could cause respiratory problems.
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