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TAG: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Branch Creek launches Safer Play line of ‘minimum risk’ products

June 15, 2018By

Branch Creek, a subsidiary of SynaTek Solutions, launched its Safer Play line of turf and lawn products. Safer Play’s Weed Shield, Grub Shield and Lawn Food with Crabgrass Prevention is designed to help homeowners and lawn care professionals protect lawns and turf fields from weeds and insects, without the need to use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered pesticides. “These are... read more

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Lead-contaminated fields still waiting for cleanup in NYC

May 18, 2018By

The Red Hook Recreation Area is your run-of-the-mill park with all the staples for a community to enjoy: soccer fields, baseball fields, wide open areas. Except it isn’t like every other park; it’s contaminated with lead. This local park in Red Hook, which is in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, has been the center of attention after the discovery of... read more

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SipCamRotam launches new pre- and postemergence herbicide

February 8, 2017By
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SipcamRotam launched Lucto, a pre- and postemergence herbicide with the active ingredient Mesotrione. Lucto is labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in commercial and residential turf grasses. Packaged in convenient tip-and-pour one quart containers, the product is designed to eliminate Bentgrass in some cool season turf grasses as well as control weeds at time of new seeding... read more

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Pinpoint EPA-approved for dollar spot

October 27, 2016By

Developed by Valent U.S.A. Corp., in conjunction with Nufarm, Pinpoint Fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for dollar spot control in turf. Pinpoint, with the active ingredient mandestrobin, is labeled for use on turf and lawn sites, including golf courses; lawns around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industry buildings; parks, recreational areas and athletic fields; and sod farms.... read more

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Senators ask Obama to initiate federal study of crumb rubber

January 22, 2016By
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Two Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee asked President Barack Obama on Jan 21. to initiate a study regarding the potential health risk posed by artificial turf athletic fields and playgrounds made of crumb rubber, according to a news release from the Commerce Committee. In a letter to the president, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal say the possible correlation between crumb... read more