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Study Found That Insecticide Can Cut Bee Sperm by 40 Percent
The Proceedings of the Royal Society B published a study that claims that thiamethoxam and clothianidin, two chemicals from the neonicotinoid family of insecticides, reduce living sperm in male honeybees by almost 40 percent.

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Tyler Nethers

Dramm Welcomes Tyler Nethers
Dramm welcomed Tyler Nethers as the new Project/Support Manager for DRAMMwater. Nethers has over 10 years of experience in project management in the environmental and horticulture industry. He will be responsible for organizing and coordinating project installations and support requests for DRAMMwater customers.

Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation Announces 2016 Grant Recipients
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation has announced that Dr. Ted Hinchcliffe and Gail Dennison at The Hormel Institute have been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the $15,000 breast cancer research grant. The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation has also announced that Dr. Eva McGhee, Department of Medicine, Division of Cancer Research at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has received the $5,000 continuing research grant for 2016. 

Growers Supply to Carry Ed Rosenthal’s Zero Tolerance Products
Growers Supply announced that the company now carries Ed Rosenthal’s Zero Tolerance products. The line of pesticide and fungicide provides growers with a safe way to solve a number of issues that plague gardens everywhere.

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