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Beetle pesticide ruling may come today

A state subcommittee is scheduled to consider today whether the U.S. Department of Agriculture may use larger-than-usual amounts of a chemical pesticide in soil treatments in Central Massachusetts starting in spring 2010 as part of an effort to protect trees … Continue reading

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Mass. beekeepers say hives healthy despite national honey bee decline

While many of the nation’s beekeepers are buzzing over a honey bee colony-destroying phenomenon, owners of local apiaries say their honey-making hives are persevering against wet weather, pests and other challenges. Read more

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Monday, October 6, 2008 Beetle pesticide raises a new buzz

The injection of the pesticide imidacloprid into healthy maples near those infested by the Asian longhorned beetle may be welcome news to shade tree lovers, but Worcester beekeepers are worried and some are planning on moving their hives from “ground … Continue reading

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Mosquito spraying exclusion deadline 1st of March in Massachusetts

As mosquito control groups gear up for a summer of spraying, environmentalists and concerned residents who object to the chemicals have until tomorrow to exempt their properties. Read more

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