On October 30, 2015, MOFGA wrote a letter to Maine’s Board of Pesticides Control urging BPC action toward its mission
• to reduce reliance on pesticides,
• to increase education efforts about alternatives to pesticides,
• and to track and report on pesticide sales in Maine.
MOFGA’s letter (view or download the letter here) endorses a similar letter submitted to the BPC by Paul Schlein.
MOFGA is particularly concerned about the approximately 700 percent increase in pesticides used in and around homes and in public areas in Maine in the past 20 years.
These letters will be a full agenda item at the Board’s meeting on Friday, November 13, 2015. The meeting was held in Augusta at the AMHI Complex, 90 Blossom Lane, Deering Building, Room 319.
Link to the graphic showing increased pesticide use