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TAG: pollinators

National Pollinator Week brings about new Bayer initiatives

June 23, 2014By

  Bayer CropScience turned its commitment to bee health up a notch during National Pollinator Week, celebrated June 16 to 22. The company launched its initiatives with a congressional reception in Washington, D.C., June 18. Held as a conclusion to its second Bee Care Tour, the event gathered congressional officials and others interested in bee health to learn more about... read more

PLANET joins Pollinator Partnership, backs Pollinator Week

June 3, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) joined the Pollinator Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. As part of its participation in the partnership, PLANET encourages industry support of Pollinator Week, which is celebrated June 16-23. It directs Green Industry professionals to the Pollinator Partnership website for information to share with clients, including logos and a... read more

Firm, applicators fined in Oregon bee death incidents

January 6, 2014By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) issued six civil penalties totaling $2,886 in connection with four bumblebee death incidents in 2013. ODA issued three civil penalties in the largest of the incidents, which occurred in Wilsonville in June. In that occasion, an estimated 50,000 bumblebees died following the application of dinotefuran on European linden trees. The state issued a $555... read more

Coming soon: pollinator protection labels

August 16, 2013By

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new bee advisory labels to inform applicators about some pesticides’ risks to honeybees. If the EPA’s schedule goes as planned, pesticide applicators will begin seeing the new label language in 2014 on neonicotinoid insecticides, including imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. “Multiple factors play a role in bee colony declines, including pesticides,” said Jim... read more