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Online tool assists specialty crop growers, applicators

SWISHER, Iowa — DriftWatch, a new online mapping tool for sensitive crops, allows herbicide or insecticide applicators to see where bees and specialty crops are being raised in their neighborhood. The program just launched in

6 ways to reduce herbicide drift

Many people are excited about using new technology to fight weeds. They’re hoping for better control with the dicamba-based products that can now be applied over Xtend soybeans. At the same time, others are concerned

Today’s Topic: NC marks 1st anniversary of using FieldWatch programs to protect bees and crops

A year ago this month, North Carolina became the 14th state to partner with FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths from accidental or unintended pesticide drift. The BeeCheck

NORTHEY ANNOUNCES UPDATED SENSITIVE CROP DIRECTORY

FieldWatch™ directory will replace Iowa’s current registry with goal to improve communication between farmers and applicators DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans with pesticide sensitive crops

Delaware unveils final bee protection plan

Delaware’s new pollinator protection plan outlines strategies, best practices, techniques and resources that beekeepers, farmers, landowners and pesticide applicators can use to help protect and enhance bees and other pollinators, the Delaware Department of Agriculture

Two New Ways To Stop Killing Bees

Protecting bees from pesticides just got easier with the release by Oregon State University of a smartphone app that farmers and beekeepers can use to consult a publication when they’re out in the field. The

Precision Ag Hones Honeybee Protection Opportunities

As an increasingly robust sector of the agriculture industry, precision ag has filled many nooks and crannies of the industry, from planting to variable-rate input applications, to precision steering, precision irrigation and much, much more.