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The New York Times' fake news story about GMOs

During late October, The New York Times published a front page news story essentially saying that genetically modified crops (GMOs) don’t increase crop yields and don’t reduce pesticide use. 496 more words

Science

Neonicotinoid insecticides linked to wild bee decline across England

Exposure to neonicotinoid seed treated oilseed rape crops has been linked to long-term population decline of wild bee species across the English countryside, according to research by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, published in Nature Communications. 436 more words

Honey Bees

Wild bee decline threatens US crop production

Following Obama’s call for pollinator assessment, first-ever national bee map shows much farmland at risk 1,202 more words

Bees

How to assess spray coverage in vegetable crops

From sprayers101.com. By Jason Deveau, OMAFRA.

Sprayer operators recognize the importance of matching their sprayer settings to the crop to optimize efficacy. For example, spraying a protective fungicide in field tomato should require a different approach from spraying a locally systemic insecticide in staked peppers. 726 more words

Pest Management

Aerial Spraying is Not an Effective Strategy for Controlling Zika

By Dr. Mercola | Mercola.com

As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly, 2,940 more words

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