March 11, 2015

Pollinator Initiative Promotes Bee-Friendly Talking Points

AmericanHort and the Society of American Florists are working tirelessly with the ornamental industry's Pollinator Stewardship Initiative on a number of new projects.

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December 9, 2014

Industry Has Cheers And Jeers For White House Pollinator Health Task Force, Bischoff Says

In late November, AmericanHort and SAF submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Obama administration’s Pollinator Health Task Force. AmericanHort is urging the task force to remain focused on their original mission and to rely on credible scientific evidence.

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November 18, 2014

Pollinator Stewardship Task Force Identifies Research Agenda

The Horticulture Industry Pollinator Stewardship Task Force has developed an agenda to signal to researchers the kinds of targeted research projects the industry wishes to support.

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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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