LOS ANGELES (AP) — A widely used agricultural pesticide that California environmental officials have said has been linked to brain damage in children will be banned after next year under an agreement reached with the manufacturer, state officials announced Wednesday.

ABERDEEN — Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y.

POCATELLO — Bannock County can now kill mosquito larva and eradicate noxious weeds in places that were previously inaccessible, thanks to a new drone designed to spray herbicide and pesticide.

The Enemy: Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

The Enemy: Catchweed (Asperugo procumbens)

The Enemy: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parifola)

MERIDIAN — If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.