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Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community’s

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Bee Health: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – Everyone Plays a Part

Bee Health: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – Everyone Plays a Part

👤By Judy Biss, University of Florida Extension County Agent 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Overview On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final “Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products.”  This policy outlines EPA’s label statements designed to mitigate acute risks to bees from pesticides.  The

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Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN

Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 23, 2017

Farmers aren’t the only ones buzzing around busily during spring planting season. Honey bees also pick up their foraging pace at this time of year, when pollen sources abound. That spells trouble, according to a new study from Purdue University.

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Indiana Corn: Neonics Pose Risk to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive

Indiana Corn: Neonics Pose Risk to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive

👤By Shari Finnell, Purdue University 🕔May 22, 2017

Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study. Neonicotinoids, including clothianidin and thiamethoxam, are

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Honey Bees: UT Study Finds Agriculture Is Actually Beneficial

Honey Bees: UT Study Finds Agriculture Is Actually Beneficial

👤From University of Tennessee 🕔May 3, 2017

While recent media reports have condemned a commonly used agricultural pesticide as detrimental to honey bee health, scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have found that the overall health of honey bee hives actually improves in the

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California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

👤By Emily Symmes, University of California 🕔Jan 19, 2017

With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators during this critical time. Remember that communication is key during the bloom period. All parties should be kept informed so that beekeepers are

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California: USC Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Use 3 Categories

California: USC Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Use 3 Categories

👤By Cheryl Reynolds, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 12, 2016

Various insects, birds, and other animals pollinate plants. Bees, especially honey bees, are the most vital for pollinating food crops.  Many California crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers and ensure a good yield of seeds, fruit, and nuts. 

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California: Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Available from University of Calif. IPM

California: Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Available from University of Calif. IPM

👤From University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 25, 2016

Various insects, birds, and other animals pollinate plants. Bees, especially honey bees, are the most vital for pollinating food crops. Many California crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers and ensure a good yield of seeds, fruit, and nuts. 

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California Almonds: 4 Things Growers Can Do to Protect Honey Bees

California Almonds: 4 Things Growers Can Do to Protect Honey Bees

👤By Carissa Sauer, The Almond Board 🕔Mar 30, 2016

Beekeepers have been reporting a number of damaged hives, specifically, the loss of immature bee brood at the close of and following this year’s almond bloom. While science-based consensus on the cause is still undetermined, both beekeepers and the almond community are

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Marijuana Growers’ Pest Management Puts Bees And Tokers At Risk

Marijuana Growers’ Pest Management Puts Bees And Tokers At Risk

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California 🕔Dec 16, 2015

Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen of the University of California Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, “retired” in June of 2014 after 38 years of service but his phone and keyboard at Briggs Hall gather no dust. The honey bee guru

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