November 14, 2014

Skagit Gardens To Eliminate Use Of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Skagit Gardens, a wholesale grower located outside Mount Vernon, Wash., will eliminate all use of neonicotinoid pesticides beginning in January 2015.

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November 11, 2014

Clarification: White House Recommends Sourcing Insecticide-Free Plants In Federal Landscape Guidelines

UPDATE: The Obama Administration's addendum to the Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes applies only to federal agencies “implementing landscaping practices on agency-owned or leased land or space.”

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October 14, 2014

Pollinator Legislation Could Help Solve One Piece Of The Puzzle

AmericanHort encourages industry members to contact their members of Congress to support legislation that would require federal agencies to take greater action to deal with parasite and disease factors impacting the health of managed bees, specifically focusing on Varroa mites.

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October 14, 2014

Update On The Pollinator Stewardship Initiative

Learn about the newly assigned industry taskforce, the status of funding the intiative and current legislation that affects your business.

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October 7, 2014

New Jersey Green Industry Council Will Host Pollinator Summit November 11

The New Jersey Green Industry Council's 2014 Pollinator Summit is an event and issue briefing for everyone who works in the green industry, agriculture, or related industries. The event will take place Nov. 11 at the National Conference Center, East Windsor, N.J.

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October 7, 2014

While Groups Pressure EPA On Neonics, Beekeepers Know There’s More To The Problem

Through increases in forage and habitat for bees, as well as good stewardship in using insecticides, our industry can be part of the solution.

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September 23, 2014

Industry Update: RISE Comments On Seattle Citywide Ban Of Neonicotinoids

Seattle City Council voted last week to pass a ban on the purchase and use of neonicotinoids on city property. Responsible Industry For a Sound Environment (RISE) provides insight on the ban.

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September 22, 2014

Seattle City Council To Vote On Citywide Ban Of Neonicotinoids

On September 17, a committee of the Seattle City Council endorsed a ban on the purchase and use of neonicotinoid products on city property. The measure includes supportive language for sales and use bans for all use patterns, including plants, seeds or products containing neonicotinoids in the city, and support for a national moratorium on products.

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Gary Mangum

August 12, 2014

What Bell Nursery Learned From Growing Without Neonicotinoids This Spring

Determined to find out firsthand what a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides would mean for growers, Bell Nursery CEO Gary Mangum challenged his team to grow without them. Read to find out about the lessons he learned.

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August 12, 2014

USDA Awards MSU $6.9 Million Grant To Help Bees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $6.9 million to Michigan State University to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States. The grant was funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), part of the 2014 Farm Bill.

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August 5, 2014

High School Student Seeks Solutions To Combat Varroa Mites On Bees

Sarah Marino started the first phase of her experiment as a sophomore, and plans more studies to help bees with plant-derived solutions.

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