California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom Jan 19, 2017

🕔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. […]

California: USC Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Use 3 Categories Sep 12, 2016

🕔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 […]

Northern Great Plains: Expanding Soy, Corn Acres Affecting Bee Habitat – DTN Sep 6, 2016

🕔Sep 6, 2016
Though insect pollination services are in increasing demand in the Northern Great Plains, the expansion of corn and soybean acres in response to biofuels feedstock demand may be making it […]

California: Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Available from University of Calif. IPM Aug 25, 2016

🕔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 […]

Ohio Soybeans: Be Protective of Bees When Spraying Pesticides Aug 2, 2016

🕔Aug 2, 2016
Although soybean aphids remain at low levels in Ohio, we are aware that many growers are adding insecticides to spray tanks when applying fungicides for plant health purposes and even […]

Pesticides in Bee Pollen Not Just From Commercial Agriculture, Says Study – DTN Jun 16, 2016

🕔Jun 16, 2016
Midwest honeybees have a smorgasbord of dining options, but corn and soybeans are not their first choice of entrees. Instead, pollinators make a beeline for clovers or find flowering weeds […]

EPA Proposes Transform Insecticide Label to Protect Bee Pollinators – DTN May 24, 2016

🕔May 24, 2016
The EPA has issued a preliminary new label for Dow AgroScience’s Transform insecticide with restrictions designed to protect pollinators. The proposed new label, which is available for public comment through […]

Texas: Beekeepers As Busy As Their Bees This Spring May 11, 2016

🕔May 11, 2016
Beekeepers have been making their annual rounds pollinating crops for Texas producers, according to Texas Apiary Inspection Service chief inspector Mark Dykes, College Station. Dykes said beekeepers typically trek to […]

Rice: Seed Treatment Lawsuit Could Have Dramatic Consequences May 4, 2016

🕔May 4, 2016
A group of commercial beekeepers, growers and environmental activist groups have filed a lawsuit against EPA for not regulating seeds treated with systemic pesticides as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide […]

Illinois Corn and Pennsylvania Soybeans Going in the Ground – DTN Apr 26, 2016

🕔Apr 26, 2016
“I would say most of the corn is going to be put in the ground this week.” That’s the assessment of DTN View From the Cab farmer Chase Brown as […]

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