The Forest Ecology Network has begun a new campaign, known as Pesticide-Free Forests, to get synthetic chemical pesticides out of the forest and to transform the Board of Pesticides Control into an elected body. Our goals are to:
1. Impose a 10-year moratorium on the
application of synthetic chemical pesticides for forestry purposes.
"Pesticides" includes herbicides, insecticides, and
fungicides, and we are concerned with both aerial and ground
application of pesticides. The use of Bt for controlling spruce
budworm would still be allowed.
3. Require the Board of Pesticides Control to review current studies on the health and environmental effects and safety of pesticides certified for sale and use in this State and, when warranted by the currently available scientific information, to limit or prohibit the sale and use of a pesticide within the State.
Other sources for information on pesticides
Relevant articles on pesticides used on Maine's forests
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