Growing Magazine - September, 2013

DEPARTMENTS

Look What's Growing!

New Pesticide Labels Will Better Protect Pollinators

In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The new labels will have a bee advisory box and icon with information on routes of exposure and spray drift precautions.

Read More Online: http://www.growingmagazine.com/blog-5537.aspx

USDA Support for ND Greenhouse Project

Jasper Schneider, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development state director for North Dakota, says the Red River Regional Council received a $32,941 grant to assist Red River Valley Community Action in researching the development of a self-sustaining greenhouse business.

Read More Online: http://www.growingmagazine.com/blog-5544.aspx

New England Grows Announces Educational Program Highlights

New England Grows, the Northeast's premier exposition and conference for the commercial horticulture industry, will be held Wednesday, February 5, through Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Read More Online: http://www.growingmagazine.com/blog-5542.aspx

Donation Provides Citrus Field Research Acreage

A Polk County architect-turned-citrus-grower's decision to allow researchers to use 100 acres of land has given the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences a much-needed boost in the battle against deadly citrus greening. Located around Polk County, the donation increases the UF Citrus Research and Education Center's available field trial research space by about 50 percent, said Jackie Burns, the center's director.

Read More Online: http://www.growingmagazine.com/blog-5543.aspx