Quantcast
  

Tuesday, September 02, 2014         

URBAN GARDENER


TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT:
Current Print Subscribers
ACTIVATE account
- OR -
LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE
for full digital access

Using low-risk pesticides prevents damage to nature

By Kimberly Perry

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 07, 2014

~~<p>Studies have found that home gardeners are apt to apply more pesticides than farmers or landscapers and with the National Garden Association reporting that 85 million U.S. households engage in home gardening, the collective misuse of pesticides is an issue of growing concern.</p>
<p>Misuse of pesticides can have a number of unintended consequences, including damaging plants, intensifying pest problems and contributing to soil, air or water pollution. Certain pesticides persist in the environment for years, posing a threat to human health, wildlife and the overall health of the environment. In light of these repercussions, pesticides should never be used without careful consideration or outside of an integrated pest management program.</p>
~~

Studies have found that home gardeners are apt to apply more pesticides than farmers or landscapers and with the National Garden Association reporting that 85 million U.S. households engage in home gardening, the collective misuse of pesticides is an issue of growing concern.

Misuse of pesticides can have a number of unintended consequences, including damaging plants, intensifying pest problems and contributing to soil, air or water pollution. Certain pesticides persist in the environment for years, posing a threat to human health, wildlife and the overall health of the environment. In light of these repercussions, pesticides should never be used without careful consideration or outside of an integrated pest management program. Login for more...



Login or sign up below for the complete story

Print Subscribers
ACTIVATION
Current print subscribers, activate your premium content account for unlimited online access & commenting
New Subscribers
Find subscription offers in your area and choose the package that suits your reading preferences.

14-DAY PASS
14 day premium online access and commenting ability on StarAdvertiser.com