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Seasonal observations of the UCCE Master Gardeners
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by Tomi
on July 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM
I did call Color Spot in Salinas and was given the cell number of a man named Scott. He informed me that as far as he knew(although he is not directly involved with the spraying, so I am not sure why I was given his number), they were not using the neonicotinoids and that Color Spot was currently under review.
by Sedona Beekeeper
on April 6, 2015 at 6:58 PM
Did you ever hear back from Color Spot? We are attempting to find out which nurseries, hardware stores and big box stores in our part of North-Central Arizona (Sedona, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, etc.) are selling neonicotinoid-free bedding plants. It is look really grim; we can't find any! At least one plant at our local Home Depot was labeled as having neonicotinoids (a trumpet vine), but I do not believe their labeling program is fully operational yet.  
 
They are supplied by Color Spot. I have a call in to Color Spot headquarters. I was amazed that the person answering the information line claimed not to have that knowledge. We'll see if I get an answer. But if you have an update, please let me know!
 
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