SUPPORTING pesticide use! Any suggestions?

Toby Johnson Christchurch May 15, 2016 06:03 PM
Okay - this may be an unusual request to most...BUT; Has anyone seen any effective campaigns seeking to get public support behind the use of pesticides? New Zealand is in the po…

What to do about a Chinch Bug Problem

Unknown April 27, 2013 06:07 AM
We are having a problem with chinch bugs throughtout our town. The birds are digging up the lawns and green spaces searching for this food source. Does anyone have a solution to…

Examples of Residential Commitments to going Pesticide/Herbicide Free

Lori Rissling Wynn Canmore October 01, 2012 10:55 AM
Greetings. The Town of Canmore has a goal stating that "50% of the community voluntarily reports they are pesticide free". I am working with a local non-profit (the Pink and Gre…

Helping Conventional Farmers Diversify

Teresa Opheim Ames February 11, 2012 09:19 AM
we will be conducting on-farm research with four conventional farmers on moving from a corn-soybean rotation to a three-year rotation that reduces chemical inputs. These farmers w…

Do You See What I See? Examining the Epistemic Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture

Carolan, M. (2006). Do You See What I See? Examining the Epistemic Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture. Rural Sociology, 71(2), 232.
This paper examines the epistemic barriers to sustainable agriculture, which are those aspects of food production that are not readily revealed by direct perception: such as decre…

Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation

Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160
This article explores how environmental regulation may be improved through the use of community-based social marketing techniques. While regulation is an important tool of sustain…

Banning Cosmetic Pesticides

Steven Conway Halifax April 22, 2010 11:27 AM
More and More provinces are banning the non-essential sale and use of pesticide - more specifically lawn care and landscaping uses. Steven Conway Program Coordinator Nova S…

Looking for the Best Experts on Pesticides and Herbicides Used on Golf Courses

pointsofview golfstudy Orono June 07, 2009 05:25 PM
I am in the process of doing investigative research on the links between pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals used on golf courses and their possible links to various kinds …

Adverse Health Experiences, Environmental Attitudes, and Pesticide Usage Behavior of Farm Operators

Lichtenberg, E. & Zimmerman, R. (1999). Adverse health experiences, environmental attitudes, and pesticide usage behavior of farm operators . Risk Analysis, 19, 2, 283-294.
Examined whether farmers who have had adverse health experiences believed to be associated with pesticides are more likely to have heightened concerns and therefore take greater p…

The Socioeconomic Context of Exposure and Response to Environmental Risk

Vaughan, E. (1995). The socioeconomic context of exposure and response to environmental risk. Environment and Behavior, 27, 4, 454-489.
Examined the association between socioeconomic factors and the risk responses of 437 Mexican immigrant farmworkers (MIFs) chronically exposed to agricultural pesticides. MIFs from…

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