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

🕔Dec 5, 2017Almond 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 […]

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

🕔Aug 4, 2017Overview 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 […]

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

🕔May 23, 2017Farmers 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 […]

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

🕔May 22, 2017Nearly 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 […]

Honey Bees: UT Study Finds Agriculture Is Actually Beneficial

🕔May 3, 2017While 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 […]

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

🕔Jan 19, 2017With 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, 2016Various 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 […]

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

🕔Aug 25, 2016Various 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 30, 2016Beekeepers 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 […]

Marijuana Growers’ Pest Management Puts Bees And Tokers At Risk

🕔Dec 16, 2015Extension 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 […]

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