Pollinators Part of @GROWMARK Endure Program

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bees, GROWMARK, pollinators, Sustainability

Protecting pollinators is part of the GROWMARK sustainability initiative called ENDURE. “Sustainability is a very hot topic in the world today,” said GROWMARK Director of Strategic Agronomy Marketing Lance Ruppert. “As a company we’re trying to look at our internal actions to be sustainable as a system and get that message out.” Because pollinator health is so critical, Ruppert says …

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Bee Buzz at #PotatoExpo

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Bees, pollinators, Potato

There was a lot of buzz about bees at the 2016 Potato Expo this week in Las Vegas. The National Potato Council announced this week that they are joining the Bayer CropScience Feed a Bee initiative as an official partner committing to enlist America’s potato farmers to help feed bees. Dr. Becky Langer, manager of the North American Bee Care …

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Farm Bureau Creates ‘The Buzz’ Over Educational Game

John Davis AFBF, Bees, Farm Bureau, pollinators

A new educational game offered for free by Farm Bureau is creating quite the buzz about pollinators. This news release from the group says “The Buzz,” a new interactive and educational game, recently released by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, educates users on the power of pollinators and reinforces science learning expectations by having learners explore pollinator habitats …

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Industry Pleased with White House Pollinator Plan

Cindy Zimmerman ARA, Bayer, Bees, Environment, EPA, Government, NCGA, pesticides, pollinators

Last June, President Obama called for an interagency Task Force to create a Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Tuesday, the Task Force released its strategy, under the joint leadership of EPA and USDA. Industry reaction to the plan, which outlines actions to be taken by more than a dozen other federal agencies and departments, …

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Bayer Helps Growers CARE for Crops and Bees

John Davis Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees, pollinators

Bayer CropScience is continuing a program that helps growers and beekeepers collaborate to help feed a growing planet. With more than $15 billion dollars worth of crops in the U.S. pollinated by bees each year, the CARE program, now in its third year, reflects Bayer’s ongoing commitment to product stewardship, protecting natural resources, enhancing agricultural sustainability and promoting partnerships between …

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Bayer CropScience Presents DiFlexx Herbicide

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees

Bayer CropScience announces the 2015 approval and registration of DiFlexx™ herbicide by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The strength of dicamba is evident, as is the need for a reliable crop safener. In 2013 trials, dicamba controlled 97 percent of broadleaf weeds in corn. That’s why corn growers will appreciate DiFlexx, which brings together dicamba and the highly effective CSI …

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Bayer CropScience Gives $100,000 to Project Apis m.

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees

Every year, more than 1.7 million honey bee colonies are brought to California’s Central Valley to pollinate the vast expanses of almond orchards. Many bees arrive in the fall when little is in bloom to escape their native cold temperatures in anticipation of the world’s largest pollination event. Prior to and after the almond orchard’s bloom in late winter and …

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Bayer Seeking Bee Leader Nominations

Cindy Zimmerman Bayer, Bees

Bayer CropScience is seeking nominations for its third annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes beekeepers and others who use their commitment and interest in honey bees for the benefit of their communities. “Honey bees play an important role in supporting our food supply, pollinating as much as a quarter of all plants consumed in the U.S. and …

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Bayer CropScience Funds FFA Grants

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Bayer CropScience is partnering with the National FFA to inspire interest in agriculture and apiculture professions among America’s youth. The new grant program will help FFA members develop their unique talents and explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with a focus on finding solutions that will help honey bees thrive. “I have a real passion for the FFA …

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