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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July 31, 2014

Watch “Neonicotinoids: Cutting Through The Clutter,” On YouTube

If you weren't able to attend the Saturday, July 12 Cultivate'14 session on neonicotinoids and pollinators, "Neonicotinoids: Cutting Through The Clutter," you can now watch it on Greenhouse Grower's YouTube Channel.

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July 2, 2014

RISE Explains How To Promote Pollinator Health

National Pollinator Week takes place June 16-22. Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) offers steps to promote pollinator health.

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June 30, 2014

Planting Garden Center Flowers Is Good For Bees And Other Beneficial Insects

Michigan State University Extension recently published this consumer article by Dr. David Smitley on why the discovery of neonicotinoid insecticides in leaves and flowers of some garden center plants should not stop consumers from buying and planting flowers, because the benefit to bees far outweighs the potential risk. It's a good resource to share with your customers and consumers.

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