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TPSA Releases Training Materials for Cleaning Pesticide Containers

In May 2008, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations published Guidelines on Management Options for Empty Pesticide Containers. These guidelines establish the FAO ideals for empty pesticide container management and provide instructions for emptying and rinsing smaller containers that can be held in

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The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) Elects 2011 Leaders

St. Louis, MO—The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) recently elected officers for 2011. The group also elected two board of director positions and elected the chairman. New officers include President Cary Hamilton, New Mexico Department of Agriculture; Vice President Sandra Keil, Earth 911; and Secretary Brad Bittleston, Interstate

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The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) Announces Pesticide Stewardship Awards in San Antonio, TX

The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) held its 11th annual conference in San Antonio, Texas in February 2011 and continued its tradition of presenting stewardship awards for outstanding contributions and programs. Five awards were presented: Outstanding Member: Kevin Neal, Office of Indiana State Chemist. Kevin rose up through

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The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) 2011 Conference Summary

Thursday, April 14, 2011 Contact: Cary Hamilton, TPSA President Phone:  575-646-7049 E-mail: [email protected] St. Louis, MO – The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) held its 11th Annual Conference at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, February 13-15, 2011. One hundred and thirty two conferees from across the

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12th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference

Network, participate and learn from movers and shakers who are making a difference in pesticide stewardship and the management of agricultural plastics. SAVE THE DATES Wednesday, February 8th – Thursday, February 9th, 2012 TPSA Board meeting on February 7th, Tuesday afternoon Sessions begin Wednesday morning and run

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Australian Research Organization Developing an Enzyme-Based Bioremediation Treatment for Atrazine

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO has successfully tested an enzyme to treat water contaminated with atrazine, as summarized in a CSIRO press release that is

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Farm in Washington State Fined $200,200 for BuryingHazardous Wastes

YAKIMA – After lengthy investigations, the state departments of Ecology and Agriculture have issued penalties totaling $200,200 to a Grandview, Wash., farming partnership for violating dangerous waste and pesticide management laws. The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has issued a civil penalty of $165,000 to Double H

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New Website Provides a Central Resource for Information on Pesticide Stewardship

For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Contact: Lee Van Wychen Science Policy Director National & Regional Weed Science Societies [email protected] 202-746-4686 Paul W. Borth President Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section Entomological Society of America [email protected] 317-337-3592 Barbara J. Christ President American Phytopathological Society [email protected] 814-865-2541     RALEIGH,

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EPA Region 9 Issues a Request for Proposals for a Pilot Project to Recycle Refillable Pesticide Containers

On June 30, 2010, the U.S. EPA Region 9 issued a request for proposals to conduct a pilot pesticide container collection event in the San Joaquin Valley of California to collect intermediate bulk containers (IBCs, sometimes called Mini Bulk containers) and recycle them. Containers that cannot be

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EPA Issues Draft NPDES Pesticides General Permit

On June 4, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pesticide general permit (PGP) for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United

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