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Study Finds Neonicotinoids Harm Bee Colonies

A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that two widely used neonicotinoid insecticides appear to significantly harm honeybee colonies over the winter — especially during colder winters.
HSPH says the study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low doses of imidacloprid, a type of neonicotinoid insecticide, and Colony Collapse Disorder (CDD) — where bees abandon their hives over the winter and eventually die. It also found low doses of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin had the same negative effect.
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No-Till Practices Yield ‘Win-Win’ For Nutrient Use

No-tillers honored as Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners share how data management, cover crops, split applications and tissue testing helped them increase yields more efficiently.
Three innovative no-till farm operations were recognized by the Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation during the National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Ill.
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An 'Honest No-Till Education' Yields Serious No-Till Learning

Weed biology, cloud data systems, nutrient cycling, biological pest control and much more were discussed at the 22nd annual National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Ill.
For the second year in a row, more than 1,000 attendees took in valuable tips and information about improving their no-tillage systems during the National No-Tillage Conference held in January at Springfield, Ill.
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The Best No-Till Innovations At The 2013 Farm Progress Show

No-Till Farmer editors combed through hundreds of exhibits at this year’s massive show to bring you the industry’s latest and greatest equipment releases.
Last August, eight editors from No-Till Farmer and its sister publications descended on the Farm Progress Show grounds in Decatur, Ill., to uncover the newest farm equipment innovations in agriculture.
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Increasing Crop Yields, While Reducing The Footprint

A focus on soil testing, timely nutrient application and precision technology are key efficient, effective practices for these nutrient-management stewards.
Variable-rate applications, timely and accurate placement and cutting-edge techniques are among the tools that helped three no-tillers improve their nutrient management and profitability on their farms, and also win admiration from their peers.
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Protecting Yields, Safeguarding The Environment

Frequent soil testing, timely applications and deep placement of fertilizer are some key practices for these nutrient-management stewards.
Onfarm research, equipment setups and deep placement of fertilizer are among the tools that helped three no-tillers improve their nutrient management and profitability on their farms, and also win admiration from their peers.
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