Rice Water Weevil Alternatives
Mon, 28 Nov 1994 17:02:45 -0800
November 28, 1994
To: All Sustainable Agriculture Activists
>From: Norma Grier, Executive Director
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
P.O. Box 1393 Eugene, OR 97440 503-344-5044
E-mail address: email@example.com
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides,
along with four other organizations, is working to block
attempts to continue uses of the insecticide carbofuran in the
United States. Through this year, granular formulations of
carbofuran have been permitted in rice fields to control rice
water weevil. Key to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's deliberation over whether to extend this use is
whether alternatives to carbofuran exist.
Some research has been done to determine if there are
resistant varieties of rice (or at least varieties that
tolerate weevil populations). Research with early planting
dates and water management also shows promise, although these
cultural management techniques have not been used on
We have found no one working on biologically-intensive
management strategies (i.e. predators, parasites, pathogens)
in the United States. We would appreciate it if anyone could
direct us to resource people and examples of this type of rice
water weevil control.
Please e-mail us information on name, address, phone, e-
mail addressof individuals that you think can help us. Send
it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much.