Research shows insecticides like neonicotinoids and pyrethroids, which can be found in over-the-counter products, can negatively affect bees. However, these effects can be mitigated when pesticide sprays are timed to avoid key periods when bees pollinate crops, according to Washington State University.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss.
Registration for the Soil Health Field Day at Burr Oak Farms & Unruh Cover Cropping in Lewiston, Minn., is open. Topics covered include roller-crimping, alternative forages, a drone seeding demo and seeding equipment.
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