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ODA: Helicopter Likely Responsible For Overspray

A state investigation has determined that a helicopter hired to spraying herbicides on some commercial timberlands in southwestern Oregon more than likely allowed some to fall over people's homes as it flew by. But the results released Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Agriculture come to no conclusions about whether the small amounts found on the ground can account for complaints from Read More »

Oregon Department of Agriculture Determines Cause of Death of 25-Thousand Bees

Oregon officials say a pesticide is to blame for the deaths of an estimated 25,000 bumble bees in a shopping center parking lot. The state Department of Agriculture said Friday that tests on bees and foliage showed the deaths are "directly related to a pesticide application on linden trees" that was meant to control aphids. It said an investigation is underway to see if the appliRead More »

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