In the News
ODA lab analysis shows no evidence linking honeybee deaths to pesticides. Laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer show no detection of pesticides. According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which conducted the testing and analysis, other factors are likely to be responsible for the death of thousands of bees from colonies owned by four local beekeepers. Read MORE.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has banned the application of two pesticides to linden trees. This follows multiple incidents of bee deaths this summer. Neither professional applicators nor homeowners may spray lindens or other tilia species with pesticides containing imidacloprid or dinotefuran, two neoniconitoid ingredients that can harm bees. The rule takes effect immediately, and applies for the next six months. Read MORE.
EPA Launches Pesticide Ingredient Website. Aug. 1 — A resource directory containing information on pesticide active and inert ingredients is now available at EPA's website. Click HERE for the directory
OPCA gets a new number! 503-363-4345. The old number will be forwarded until Oct 1.
Check out our Google Map showing locations of OPCA members. Click HERE.
OPCA Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Shastina Meyer. Shastina was nominated by Valley Inspections and Pests, Inc., Grants Pass, OR. Congrats Shastina!
OPCA Board Meetings are open to all members. Contact the office to participate. The next meeting is September 24, at 7 am by teleconference.
OPCA Southern Oregon Seminar is November 7 Registration is Open. Click HERE for info!
Rescertification classes, Oregon Department of Agriculture. Click HERE.
Want to see all our events and dates? Click HERE
Industry partners, sponsor an OPCA event! We have three major seminars during the year (June, September, November). Sponsor or display at our Southern Oregon Seminar in Grants Pass, November 7, Click HERE.
OPCA's Promise to our Military
In recognition of our men and women who are serving overseas in the military, members of the Oregon Pest Control Association is offering a free-one time pest control service to those immediate family members who are left at home.
To request free service or to obtain additional information, please contact the Oregon Pest Control Association at 541-935-1115, in Salem.