Author Archives: James A. Bethke

About James A. Bethke

James Bethke is a farm advisor for floriculture and nursery production and a specialist for University of California Cooperative Extension. You can eMail him at

Making The Case For Pesticide Use

Those of us who study issues related to ornamental plant production are well aware of the trend or demand toward reducing pesticide (insecticide and miticide) use based on the concerns associated with harmful effects to humans, animals, water and the environment. Federal and state laws or regulations limiting the number and types of pesticides available