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Purdue Entomologist Awarded USDA Grant for Neonicotinoid Research

Posted On: August 31, 2016

Purdue University News Release WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – 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. The five-year grant is part of Continue Reading »

FDA Issues Direct Final Rule Revising Categorization of Animal Drugs Used in Medicated Feeds

Posted On: August 31, 2016

August 23, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a direct final rule to ensure that drugs used in animal feed remain available for therapeutic purposes in food-producing minor species after changes are made to remove the production claims from these drugs. In December 2013, the FDA took a significant step forward in Continue Reading »

Agricultural Robotics and Drones: A Complex $10bn Market By As Early As 2022

Posted On: August 31, 2016

Robots and drones have already started to quietly transform many aspects of agriculture. Indeed, the IDTechEx Research report on Agricultural Robots and Drones 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, and Players finds that this is already a $3bn market in 2016, growing to $10bn by as early as 2022 This report analyses how robotic market and technology developments Continue Reading »

Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Posted On: August 24, 2016

David Tarpy  |  919.515.1660 Mick Kulikowski  |  919.515.8387 In the first large-scale and comprehensive study on the impacts of transporting honey bees to pollinate various crops, research from North Carolina State University shows that travel can adversely affect bee health and lifespan. Some of these negative impacts may be reduced by moving bee colonies into Continue Reading »

Berenbaum Discusses Insect-Plant Interaction During ARS Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture

Posted On: August 23, 2016

By Kim Kaplan Agricultural Research Service, USDA Dr. May R. Berenbaum shed light on the relationship between insects and plants during today’s 2016 Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture. Her talk was presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting in Philadelphia. Internationally recognized for her research about interactions between insects Continue Reading »

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Posted On: August 22, 2016

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New study: Neonicotinoid Insecticides Linked to Wild Bee Decline Across England

Posted On: August 16, 2016

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology This is an English oil seed rape field. Credit: Heather Lowther / Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Exposure to neonicotinoid seed treated oilseed rape crops has been linked to long-term population decline of wild bee species across the English countryside, according to research published today in Nature Communications. The research, Continue Reading »

Tips for August

Posted On: August 15, 2016

Courtesy of Joli Winer, editor The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association, The Bee Buzzer, August, 2016 Use the weed eater and mow around your hives so that the bees can get in and out. After pulling off your supers check your hives to make sure they have laying queens. Provide water for your bees if they Continue Reading »

USDA Forecasts Record-High Corn and Soybean Production in 2016

Posted On: August 12, 2016

Washington, Aug. 12, 2016 – Both U.S. corn and soybean growers are expected to harvest record-high crops this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). U.S. corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion bushels, while soybean growers are expected to harvest 4.06 Continue Reading »

Virus Attracts Bumblebees to Infected Plants by Changing Scent

Posted On: August 12, 2016

University of Cambridge Plant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) alters gene expression in the tomato plants it infects, causing changes to air-borne chemicals – the scent – emitted by the plants. Bees can smell these subtle changes, and glasshouse experiments have shown that bumblebees prefer infected Continue Reading »

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