There is still plenty of work to be done on major issues in Congress that could impact the crop protection industry this year.
National Honey Bee Advisory Board and the Pollinator Stewardship Council have filed an appeal challenging the EPA for its approval of the pesticide Sulfoxaflor.
Two honey bee research projects will be highlighted at the 2013 Farm Science Review in London, OH.
CropLife America supports a more holistic and scientific approach to understanding and improving pollinator health.
Bayer CropScience has announced favorable field trial results of its new seed application technology to reduce dust-off.
In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. EPA has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. “Multiple factors play a role in bee colony declines, including pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to protect bees from pesticide exposure and
Sulfoxaflor is a new chemistry, and the first of a newly assigned sub-class of pesticides in the neonicotinoid class of pesticides.
Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists. In a USDA and EPA report released last week, several possible causes of national decline in honeybees were outlined, including habitat loss, poor diet, diseases, parasites and
CropLife America (CLA) commends the USDA and EPA for their development of the comprehensive “Report on the National Stakeholders Conference on Honey Bee Health.” The report summarizes findings from the National Stakeholders Conference held in October 2012, which brought together beekeepers, scientists, representatives of conservation groups, beekeeping supply manufacturers, commodity groups, pesticide manufacturers and government
Véto-pharma S.A., a French veterinary pharmaceutical company specializing in honeybee health, announced today that the EPA granted approval of its Apivar miticide. U.S. beekeepers will soon be allowed to use Apivar to treat honeybee colonies for Varroa mites, one of the leading causes of global honeybee population decline and believed to be a contributing factor