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Pesticides and Herbicides

Property owners may want to consider contacting organizations such as the Oregon State University Master Gardeners at the Newport OSU Extension Office and/or the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides about alternatives to using pesticides and herbicides.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides •
PO Box 1393, Eugene OR 97440-1393 • Ph. 541-344-5044 • Fax 541-344-6923 •
Mission: The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides protects the health of people and the environment by advancing alternatives to pesticides. Newsletter: Naysprayer. Listserve: Sign up to receive their e-mails.
From gophers to moles to moss in lawns to just about any pest or weed - they have online information to help

Pests can be terrible one year and not so bad the next - kind of a cycle. It is tempting to get out the sprayer when plants start turning brown and yellow from some foreign caterpillar.

Plant native plants that attract birds and bats that eat bad bugs.

The City of Lincoln City does not use chemicals in their parks and open spaces (note the red lady bug sign).

NOAA research highlights that pesticides and salmon don’t mix
Water quality and salmon watchers have been following this research for a while but now it’s hot off the presses. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest Fisheries Science Center scientist David Baldwin just published his findings in the Ecological Society of America’s December issue of Ecological Applications. The upshot: exposure to low levels of common pesticides used by farmers and city dwellers alike may hinder the growth and survival of wild salmon. Furthermore, toxicity increases when the chemicals are mixed together in the water.
   Using existing data and a model for growth and reproduction, Baldwin and his colleagues found that with only 4 days of exposure to pesticides such as diazinon and malathion can change the freshwater growth and, by extension, the subsequent survival of subyearling fish.

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