Over the course of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series, we have discussed the current state of honey bee health, the many stressors impacting honey bees, as well the different initiatives, both from the seed industry and non-industry, that are being undertaken to improve the health of honey bee colonies across the country. In this installment of the Protecting Pollinators series we will examine the current initiatives aimed towards improving the relationship of honey bees and crop protection products. Read More Here.
Declining populations in pollinating species around the globe have caused pollinator health to become a much-debated topic in both public and scientific communities. And while all pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem, Apis mellifera, the western honey bee, has taken top priority in many research labs across the country due to the critical pollination services it provides to North America’s agriculture industry. Part four of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series. Read More Here.
Giant Views of the Industry: Fueling Excitement – Seed professionals are rising to the many challenges shaping the industry. Our 2013 panel of Giants share their thoughts on the future direction of the seed industry. [continue reading]
The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is the product of industry-wide collaboration between seed companies, seed treatment providers and universities – and it draws from data collected worldwide. Jointly produced by the American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America, its purpose is to provide farmers and seed companies with critical information and up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seeds effectively to minimize the risk of exposure to non-target organisms.
Learn more at: http://seed-treatment-guide.com/
Commercial beekeepers across North America have been witnessing losses of honey bee colonies for several years now. While neonicotinoid-based pesticides have taken much of the blame publicly, honey bee experts caution that the relationship between crop protection products and bee health is extremely complicated and research is still in its infancy. Part three of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series. Read More Here.
Part two of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series delves into the combination of stressors affecting honey bee health and threatening the honey bee pollination industry, potentially placing our global food supply at risk. Read More Here.
January Issue 2014