California Almond Community Announces 5-Point Pollinator Protection Plan Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
Preceding the start of the annual almond pollination season in February, the California almond community is launching a new five-point Pollinator Protection Plan. A collection of important initiatives aimed at […]

Insecticide Seed Treatments and Pollinator Protection May 1, 2019

🕔May 1, 2019
Insecticide seed treatments are widespread as they are a relatively inexpensive method to manage some belowground and aboveground insect pests in row crops and some vegetables. Many insecticide seed treatments […]

USDA Funding: $66Mln Allocated to Protect Against Plant Pest, Disease Feb 17, 2019

🕔Feb 17, 2019
USDA has allocated $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, and safeguard the nursery production system.  Funding is provided […]

Midwest: Prairie Strips – Converting Low-Profit Land Brings Big Returns Jan 30, 2019

🕔Jan 30, 2019
Modern agriculture’s large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and […]

California Almonds: Prepping For Pollinator Safety In 2019 Jan 7, 2019

🕔Jan 7, 2019
It’s time for your annual pollinator safety reminder. Everyone should know to avoid insecticides when honey bee colonies are in the orchard. The only insect pest that could potentially be […]

Georgia Pecans: What Pollinator Should You Plant? Jan 30, 2018

🕔Jan 30, 2018
A couple of years ago I posted a short discussion of why pecans need a pollinator, which I suggest reading if you doubt the need of pollinators. I get many […]

Bee Health: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – Everyone Plays a Part Aug 4, 2017

🕔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 […]

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind May 31, 2017

🕔May 31, 2017
Honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. We hear a lot about protecting pollinators, as we should, since losses of honey […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN May 23, 2017

🕔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 […]

Honey Bees: UT Study Finds Agriculture Is Actually Beneficial May 3, 2017

🕔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 […]

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