“Pesticide” is the general term used for chemicals that target and kill pests like insects (insecticide), mites (miticide), weeds (herbicide), bacteria (bactericide) and fungi (fungicide). However, many of these are also toxic to bees. Each year, a lot of honeybee colonies are damaged or destroyed by these chemicals. This is a devastating impact on beekeepers, who might even have to relocate damaged hives. Some can also go out of business. Growers of insect-pollinated crops may experience lower yields, which in turn raises food prices.
We are all aware of the dangers that the outside brings no matter how beautiful it is to take a walk in the downtown or go out for a picnic. People have different allergies to different things, and what seems a normal day might easily turn into complete chaos due to hazards that are around … Read more
About the apple Honeycrisp apples are, without a doubt, a rather recent newcomer to the interesting world of apples. They have quickly become a favorite among the fruit types for plain eating. Their tartness is balanced, with a suggestive sweetness, and who can ignore the snap that occurs when you bite into one. It is … Read more
How to save money on irrigation Irrigation can be a big moneymaker. However, without a good plan and good implementation of the plan, an irrigation system can drain both a grower’s money and time. Several irrigation experts shared their ideas on how they would shave energy use and save money on irrigation. “An overall irrigation … Read more
In May 2015, BioSafe Systems initiated a lab study to assess the acute contact toxicity potential of the OMRI listed and EPA approved bactericide, OxiDate 2.0, to prove that the crop solution is also safe to use in the presence of honey bees. The 96 hour toxicity test was conducted by exposing Apis mellifera (honey bees) through direct topical … Read more