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New Insecticides Greatly Improve Grape Insect Management

The grape berry moth is an annual problem on about 50% of the grape acres around the Great Lakes in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. 285 more words

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Control of Cherry Maggots Has Become Very Difficult in the E.U.

Adult cherry maggot flies deposit eggs under the skin of the fruit and the hatched maggots feed inside the berry. There is zero tolerance for maggot-infested cherries in the marketplace and insecticides have been used for over 100 years. 199 more words

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Alberta beekeepers oppose Ontario pesticide ban

Alberta, Canada beekeepers are expressing their disappointment at a ban being enacted in the Ontario that would ban the use of neonicotinoid (aka neonic) pesticides. According to the… 327 more words

They’re Back: Cabbage Maggots Reappear Following Insecticide Restrictions

Cabbage maggots feed on the roots of cole crops (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts). The maggots destroy the roots and the plants wilt. Cabbage maggots were effectively controlled for several decades by applications of organophosphate insecticides. 268 more words

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Misconceptions About Agriculture: Pesticides are Not Used In Organic Foods

They way that food is produced is both very important and crucial to consumers simply because most if not all of us are concerned about what goes into our bodies. 555 more words

Learning the Cause of Colony Collapse Disorder

For the past eight years or so, we’ve been hearing the term “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) to refer to the seemingly spontaneous abandonment of their hives by honeybees.

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New Canadian councilor wants to use DDT to fight outbreak

Matthew Green has decided to take a stand. He was recently elected to represent the 3rd Ward of Hamilton, Canada on the city’s council. According to… 205 more words