Skagit Gardens, a wholesale grower based in the Skagit Valley region outside Mount Vernon, Wash., announced it will eliminate all use of neonicotinoid pesticides beginning in January 2015.
“The recent controversy regarding neonicotinoid pesticide use has caused serious concern worldwide,” the grower said in a press release. “As a result, we at Skagit Gardens have reviewed our plant health methodologies and have revised our programs to make sure nothing we do presents undue risk to the environment, at our sites or in those communities we provide product to. We take this very seriously.”
Skagit Gardens is located just three hours north of Seattle, where the city council voted unanimously in September to pass a ban on the purchase and use of neonicotinoids on city property. You can learn more about that decision in this industry update.
Source: Skagit Gardens