Albany is giving Bayer so much trouble over Imidacloprid that Bayer is threatening to not seek re-registration for Nassau & Suffolk Counties. The detectable levels showing up in test wells are way below the limits for concern prviously established by the two concerned parties. But in true NY political fashion, the pols are going to stump for this for no other reason than job security. Honor, Science & "fair play" are not words found in the vocabulary of New York liberal politicians. Anyone here want to take a stab at how many pounds of active ingredient per acre (of other insecticides) will be needed to replace Merit, Provado, Admire, Gaucho, Bandit, & Marathon if they are lost? Consider the increased frequency of treatment too. Never mind the additional cost to the consumer when they want to go buy Lawn Care, Potatoes, Corn or Ornamentals. Also consider the dangerous precident this could set for the rest of NY as well as the rest of the country.