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California aims to tighten restrictions on chlorpyrifos

US state California EPA’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has proposed new restrictions on the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, which is widely used by growers across the state on grapevines, oranges and an array of other crops. The move is likely to draw bitter opposition from farm and grower groups, who contend that alternatives to the pesticide are expensive and less effective.



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