State Eliminates Aerial Spraying

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California agricultural officials have decided to abandon plans to restart their controversial aerial spraying program for the light brown apple moth, the Marin Independent Journal reports. But while environmentalists are embracing the news, they’re still concerned about the state Agriculture Department’s plans to use pesticide “ground spray” and cover trees and shrubs with pesticide-laced “twist ties” on both public and private property in areas where the moth has been found.