Insecticide Seed Treatments and Pollinator Protection

🕔May 1, 2019Insecticide 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, 2019USDA 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, 2019Modern 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, 2019It’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 […]

California: We Need More Bees Than You Might Think

🕔Feb 16, 2018In a study that highlights the role of bee diversity in crop pollination, researchers found that growers may benefit from 10 times the number of bee species than previously thought […]

Georgia Pecans: What Pollinator Should You Plant?

🕔Jan 30, 2018A 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, 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 […]

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

🕔May 31, 2017Honey 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, 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 […]

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 […]

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