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Getting rid of "Po Annie"

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Getting rid of "Po  Annie"

 

The United States Golf Association recently published an article about how to prevent the rise of Poa annua (annual bluegrass) in golf courses. This is the season when it becomes so abundant. Of course, there's a lot for us homeowners to learn here. 

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EPA move to allow new pesticide use on food crops worries health advocates.

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EPA move to allow new pesticide use on food crops worries health advocates.

 

The New Lede reports, "Federal regulators are poised to allow US farmers to start applying a pesticide currently restricted to non-food uses on fields producing an array of food crops in a move that scientists and advocates say could threaten human and ecological health."

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Current Data Shows Glyphosate Is Not Linked to Cancer

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Current Data Shows Glyphosate Is Not Linked to Cancer

 

According to Jason Ferrell, director of the Pesticide Information Office with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS),  "Currently, the data we have does not seem to indicate that glyphosate causes cancer. So we still believe that it can be used as an effective part of an integrated pest management strategy and plan.”

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