More toxic pesticide proposed for injection into California fields

Salinas, Calif. (wiki, Holger Hubbs)

From today’s San Francisco Chronicle:

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has proposed registering methyl iodide as a pesticide in California to the dismay of scientists and environmental groups, who say it is so toxic that even chemists are reluctant to handle it.

Methyl iodide is slated to replace methyl bromide, which is being phased out due to its effect on Earth’s ozone layer. Read more here.

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Splendor and ecology replace mundane and useless

SusanWrites — May 11, 2010 — A look at our front yard planted with California native plants. Two years ago this was mostly cement and weeds.

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A smattering of native plant sales

• California — East Bay: April 17
• California — Napa: April 10-11
• California — Sacramento: April 11
• California — San Francisco: April 18
• Delaware — Greenville: May 1-2
• Idaho — Boise: April 24
• Illinois — Wheaton: May 1
• Florida — Gainesville: April 16-17
• Michigan — Lake City: May 1
• Michigan — Lansing, May 1
• Michigan — Okemos, May 22
• Michigan — Paris: June 4
• New York — Valhalla, April 24
• Ohio — Dayton: April 17
• Oregon — Milwaukie: April 24
• Oregon — Portland: May 15-16
• Pennsylvania — Hummelstown: May 1
• Pennsylvania — Philadelphia: April 24-25
• Tennessee — Chattanooga: April 9-11
• Virginia — Alexandria: April 24
• Virginia — Newport News: April 17-25
• Washington — Mount Vernon, April 24
• Wisconsin — Franklin: May 8-9
• Wisconsin — Madison: May 8
• Wisconsin — Waukesha: May 8

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