The rancor in the state continues over government plans to spray CheckMate, a synthetic moth hormone delivered in plastic ‘microcapsules’ over Bay Area counties come August.
Genevieve Bookwalter reports on the United States Department of Agriculture’s response to the study issued last month by UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Director Daniel Harder. Harder says the light brown apple moth is not so much of a threat to California crops.
Here’s the report.
The San Francisco Chronicle has a new article up today about how the spray impacted people in the Santa Cruz area when it was used there last fall.
You can learn more about the moth and government response to it at a meeting at Berkeley’s Ecology Center on Thursday evening.
And one more: an editorial opposing the rush to spray from the Marin Independent Journal.