Herbicide regulations tighten over salmon protection

April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/13/2012, p9
The article offers information on a U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service's draft biological opinion which reveals the role of three herbicides in increasing the chance of extinction for threatened and endangered Pacific salmon and steelhead runs. The agency's assessment is a reversal of earlier assurances from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that downplayed the implications of these herbicides to salmon populations. The herbicides include oryzalin, pendamethalin, and trifluralin.


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