Neonic Seed Treatments: Canadian Farmers Struggle with a Phase Out – DTN Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018
Imagine having to ask permission every time you want to add an insecticide seed treatment to your corn or soybean seed.   That’s been the reality for Ontario grain farmers for […]

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN Apr 5, 2018

🕔Apr 5, 2018
The cover crop fan club is bigger than you might realize. Some of the movement’s most ardent supporters are less than an inch long and boast six legs.  Insects love […]

Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions – DTN Feb 14, 2018

🕔Feb 14, 2018
EPA doled out hundreds of pages on the risks and benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides on Dec. 15 — an early Christmas “gift” of sorts for farmers.  Tempting as it to […]

Neonics: Fed Court Ruling Against EPA Puts Insecticides on the Hot Spot, Again – DTN May 12, 2017

🕔May 12, 2017
A federal court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday, May 10, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Endangered Species Act by not adequately reviewing 59 different registrations on neonicotinoid-coated […]

Soybean Yield Increase: Lower Planting Rate Plus a Proven Seed Treatment, Study says – DTN Jan 24, 2017

🕔Jan 24, 2017
A new study from the University of Wisconsin holds some good news for soybean growers facing tight margins in 2017.  The research, led by Extension agronomist Shawn Conley and Ph. […]

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 […]

Scout Closely for Resistant Weeds and Insects – DTN Jun 9, 2016

🕔Jun 9, 2016
This week, Dayton, Iowa, farmer AJ Blair has been cruising his soybean fields on a 4-wheeler, hunting for escaped weed patches to target with his post-emergence herbicide pass. In central […]

Neonic Resistance Now A Possibility In The Bedroom, Too Jan 28, 2016

🕔Jan 28, 2016
A new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to report that bed bugs have developed resistance to a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, or […]

Pollinators: Saving Honey Bees – More Research Needed May 20, 2015

🕔May 20, 2015
President Obama has established a task force to save the honeybees. A White House Blog entry on May 19th announced, “New Steps to Promote Pollinator Health”, and this was quickly […]

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