For the last decade-plus, Florida growers have been in a pitched battle with citrus greening, not to mention other pests and diseases. One element they have not had to contend with is a major hurricane, until Matthew came along last month.
Long-standing research in North Carolina that shows corn and soybean yields in the Blacklands can be increased by 10 percent on average if control drainage systems are in place to manage water. Read more
On Wednesday, City Council members of South Portland, Maine cast their final votes to pass an ordinance that bans the use of toxic lawn pesticides on private and public land. The ban, which passed 6-1, is an important public health measure in the protecting 25,000 residents, the largest jurisdiction in the state to-date[…]