Japanest beetle with winsome fly eggs















Dandelions: weed or food? Dandelions are an important source of pollen for bees and other insects. Learn more at GotPests or the BPC Pollinator Protection page.



  • Current Rulemaking—Public Hearing August 8, 2014, 8:30 AM, 90 Blossom Lane, Deering Building, Room 319, Augusta. Written comments accepted until August 22, 2014
  • Next Board Meeting: August 8, 2014—Note: Will begin following Public Hearing on Rulemaking


  • Important Warning Regarding Persistent Herbicides [PDF]; Herbicide Carryover Customer Acknowledgement Sample Form [PDF]
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. Go to their website to get an overview or provide input—deadline August 18, 2014.
  • BPC Environmental Risk Assessment Committee (ERAC) to examine whether current pesticide residues have the potential to affect the lobster resource in Maine directly or via impact on other marine organisms.
  • Presentations from the 2014 General Recertification Sessions

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