PANNA: Resource Pointer #200


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #200

March 17,1999

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Maps of Pesticide Use in California by County* Lars Neumeister and Susan Kegley. Pesticide Action Network North America. Online ( GIS maps of agricultural pesticide use per square mile for all California counties for 1995, the latest year for which pesticide use data is available. Also contains information about what types of pesticide use are reported, what information is missing from pesticide use reporting records and which crops are most pesticide-intensive. Contact Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), 49 Powell St., Suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 981-3939; fax (415) 981-1991; email; web site

*The IPM Practitioner* Monthly publication. Focuses on alternative pest control ranging from lawn care to termites. Includes practical treatment methods. Recommends useful publications and relevant resources. March issue focuses on IPM in San Francisco and urban areas in general. Individuals $35 per yr. Institutions, businesses, libraries $65 per yr. Contact the Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC), P.O. Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707; phone (510) 524-2567; fax (510) 524-1758; email; website

*From Your Backyard to the Bay: A Bay Area Resource Guide for Alternatives to Toxic Pesticides, 1999* Pesticide Watch Education Fund. Gives an overview of pesticide problems in the Bay Area. Provides methods for reducing pesticide use including least-toxic lawn care and alternative pest control for termites, fleas, aphids, ants and cockroaches. Provides resources for people who are concerned about neighbors or landlords using pesticides. Looks at consumer choices and recommends ways to reduce pesticides. 82 pp. $5. Contact Pesticide Watch Education Fund, 450 Geary, #500, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 292-1486; fax (415) 292-1497; email

*Progressive Pest Management: Controlling Pesticides and Implementing IPM* The Pesticides Trust. Overview of the need for pesticide control in developing countries and implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Looks at European Commission’s support for countries seking to implement IPM. Discusses establishing an economic and regulatory framework for IPM as well as developing promotional tools. Contact The Pesticides Trust, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-171) 274 8895; fax (44-171) 274 9084; email; website

*Audobon Special Report on The Organic Revolution, March/April Issue, 1999* Includes an analysis of organic versus conventional agriculture. Explores new pest managment options for U.S. farmers. Includes articles on IPM and organic home gardening tips. Looks at Wes Jackson’s Land Institute as a model for the “perfect farm.” $20 introductory one year membership and available on newsstands. Contact The National Audobon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9562; phone(800) 274-4201; fax (212) 328-0974; website

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