Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Wild Bee Populations Are out of Sync With Crop Needs

A new study of wild bees identifies 139 counties in key agricultural regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, west Texas and the Mississippi River valley that face a worrisome mismatch between falling wild bee supply and rising crop pollination demand.

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The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service established a Mexican fruit fly ( quarantine in the Palmview area of Hidalgo County, Texas, applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area. Read more

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Update – Neonicotinoid Insecticides Imidacloprid, Clothianidin, Thiamethoxam, and Dinotefuran – EPA has published “… preliminary pollinator-only risk assessments for … clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran and also an update to its preliminary risk assessment for imidacloprid … The assessments for clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran, similar to the preliminary pollinator assessment for[…]

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