Dutchess County and four other mid-Hudson Valley counties have the nation's highest rates of Lyme disease, an illness transmitted by the bite of a tiny — and insidious — tick.
Business, especially the pesticide industry, will face challenges in developing sustainable practices that will reduce insecticide use. Yet their active participation is necessary to bring about change.
Continued research is necessary to develop control measures to reduce the incidence of the disease.
Our region's changing climate will continue to have widespread effects on our natural resources, agriculture, infrastructure, and human health.
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