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Study Shows Bumblebees Can Boost Blueberry Yield Big Time

While it is common knowledge fruit crops, such as blueberries, need pollinators to produce, the type of pollinator can make a big difference between what is an average harvest versus what could be an all-out bounty.

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Purdue entomologist gets USDA grant for neonicotinoid research

Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic effects of neonicotinoid pesticide use.   Read more about Kaplan and the grant here.

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Moving Baled Hay From Areas Under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant

‘Moving Baled Hay From Areas Under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant’ is the title of a new factsheet issued by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) which contains “… useful information for farmers, ranchers, hay growers, and suppliers, especially those who are responding to recent wildfires in[…]

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