Cover Crop Corner: It’s Time to Ditch Dixie

Plant breeding improvements have given the industry better alternatives to industry standard cover crop varieties When Dixie Crimson Clover was released in 1953, its...
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USDA Proposes New SECURE Biotechnology Regulations to Protect Plant Health and Promote Agricultural Innovation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 5 the availability of a proposed rule titled “Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms.” In preparing this proposal,...

Protecting Pollinators: In bloom? Mind the Spray Boom.

Small adjustments make a big difference for stewardship. Springtime crop protection spray applications are often necessary for the success of the nation’s food...

Protecting Pollinators: Kick Off Spring Planting With Stewardship

With spring on the horizon, it’s important to keep stewardship at the top of the mind when planting.  Spring on the farm brings...

NCGA Releases Pollinator Protection Guide

The National Corn Growers Association – in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition – is releasing new best management practices (BMPs) to protect bees and other...

Introducing Beescape: A New Online Tool and Community to Support Bees

A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives,...
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Bayer Feed a Bee Initiative Reaches 50-State Milestone

Feed a Bee, the national pollinator forage initiative by Bayer, today announced it has reached its goal of awarding grants supporting diverse forage for honey bees and other...

What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?

“A healthy community requires healthy soil.” This idea spurred a consortium of researchers, farmers, and community garden practitioners to dive into the challenges —...

National Pollinator Garden Network Surpasses Goal of One Million Registered Pollinator Gardens

In just three years, 1,040,000 gardens were registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) involving an estimated eight million people, concentrated in the United States, and Canada with...
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Biologists Identify Honeybee ‘Clean’ Genes Known for Improving Survival

The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes — known for controlling hygienic behavior — that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful...

Protecting Pollinators: Spring Brings Stewardship

It’s never too early to start thinking about pesticide stewardship. Spring is almost in the air. The spring bloom for some specialty crops is on the horizon and the growing...

Plant-Pollinator Interactions Improve Oilseed Production and Beehive Health

When it comes to producing oilseed, the more honeybees and other pollinators that visit a flowering field of Brassica carinata, the better. This is only one of the insights South...

Protecting Pollinators: Stewardship Key to Staying Power

Neonicotinoids and the crop protection industry have been under scrutiny, with the threat of losing an important tool in farmers’ integrated pest management toolbox. Neonicotinoids play an important role in...
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USDA: No GMOs Detected, No Labeling

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard on December 20, 2018. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed...

Precision from Beginning to End

Seed treatment advancements aren’t limited to companies that create chemistry; it involves everything from manufacturers to testing. Seed technology and advancements in the industry were the focus of a new...

It’s Like GoPro with the Bees!

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a sensor package that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee. Because insects can fly on their own, the package requires...

ReCHARging the Landscape

After the devastation, Mother Nature begins to rebuild and the American seed industry is there to help. On a beautiful Wednesday evening in late September, more than 400 individuals packed...
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Protecting Pollinators: Stewardship Along the Way

With the 2019 growing season approaching, it’s important to keep seed treatment stewardship top-of-mind, from the beginning of the process at the treatment facility to end of the journey...

Angela Linares Helps Bring Food Security to Puerto Rico Through Cucurbits

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with the associate director of the Department of Agro-Environmental Sciences at University of Puerto Rico to talk about food...
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Protect Wheat Yields

As farmers nail down their winter wheat seed purchase, they’ll also need to determine if and what seed treatment should be included. Cereals are a very diverse crop and the...