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RISE Holds Informative Session on Pesticide Product Life Cycle at Spring Conference

Pesticide registrants, applicators and educators presented special session for registrants and federal agencies ARINGTON, VA, (April 19, 2016) – RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® hosted an interactive, special session for more than 65 registrants, federal agency staffers and industry members last week at the 2016 RISE-CropLife America Spring Conference. “EPA Labels Live! Pesticide … Continued

Spring Break and Zika: How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® industry experts offer four important travel tips WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14, 2016 – The spring travel season is here but a dark cloud is looming over many travelers’ excitement of soaking up some sun in a tropical locale. In early 2015, the World Health Organization declared the current … Continued

How to Get More Game Out of your Turf

  Abby Wambach, co-captain of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s Soccer team, recently continued voicing her perspective on the importance of providing natural turf playing fields for soccer players of all levels and ages. As a natural grass advocate and maintenance advisor, I am excited to see natural grass fields come into the forefront … Continued

Harsh Winter Offers No Relief from Ticks

If the record snow and cold this winter ‘tick’ed you off, we have more bad news for you. The freezing temperatures and constant snow didn’t put a dent in the population of ticks – or the diseases they carry. In fact, as you’re starting to get out-and-about to enjoy the warmer weather, ticks are waking … Continued

Create a Healthy Ecosystem in Your Own Yard

This spring season, help promote a healthy ecosystem by learning to identify and control damaging plants and insects in your yard. Information about common invasive species and backyard invaders is now being offered by Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE): Invasive Plants Invasive weeds can out-compete native species, changing the local ecosystem. Many varieties, … Continued

Aaron Hobbs, Diane Rehm and Pesticide Resistance

Well-respected radio host Diane Rehm tackled the issue of pesticide resistance on her Feb. 3 program, inviting RISE president Aaron Hobbs to participate in the panel discussion.  “Environmental Outlook: The Race Against Pests and Weeds,” featured multiple debate-worthy topics related to the subject matter, discussed by the following panel members: Aaron Hobbs (@AhobbsRISE), president of … Continued

Doctors Warn About Lone Star Ticks

When we think of ticks we mostly think about the dangers of Lyme disease, but there’s one tick whose bite may leave you with another unwanted side effect: a severe allergy to pork, lamb, and beef. The lone star tick is much larger than the deer tick and is found throughout the South all the … Continued

Educating Residents About Creating Safe Outdoor Spaces for the Entire Family

This week, we teamed up with Lyme Connection, a community-based organization offering BLAST tick-borne disease prevention programming, to talk with residents in Connecticut about creating a safe, pest-free outdoor environment at Plant Science Day. The free, public event, hosted by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) at Lockwood Farm in Hamden, Conn., supports awareness around … Continued

Score Your Perfect Lawn

The World Cup captured the world’s attention over the last few weeks, but one of the main players may have been overlooked – the field. Many sports fans (and lawn care enthusiasts) were so focused on their team’s game they failed to notice the thick, weed-free turf field. Turf may seem like a sideline topic, … Continued

RISE Collaborates with Green Industry Members at 2014 New England Grows

Luncheon focused on the importance of having access to all the tools in the toolbox BOSTON, Mass. (February 10, 2014) – Last week, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® hosted a Debug the Myths luncheon for green industry members that focused on grassroots engagement and education around challenges and opportunities for the upcoming year. Hosting … Continued

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