Pollination Articles

  • Developing horticultural expertise worldwide

    How does the Dutch specialist in horticultural solutions ensure that the same high-quality customization is provided worldwide? CODEMA's COO tries to standardize processes and components as much as possible while remaining room for customization. Though still maintaining people at the centre. In this article, he shares his operational strategy and approach to ensure the quality of  ...


    By Codema Systems Group B.V.

  • Navel Orangeworm Management at Hull Split

    With navel orangeworm (NOW) monitoring well underway in the Central Valley, it’s time to review your spray strategy for the 2020 season. While percent damage in previous seasons can give you a sense of how successful your NOW management program was, it can be hard to find the answers when things don’t go according to plan. Looking at how your sprays were timed, relative to the ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Late Spring Almond Irrigation

    Late spring (late April to early June) is an important time in almond orchard development. During this time, the almond embryo is developing into a mature kernel. At this point in the season, proper irrigation management can be a major contributor to the difference between a marginal and major improvement in crop yield and quality.  Development is complete when the kernel fills the shell ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • What is humic acid and what is humic acid organic fertilizer?

    Humic acid is a kind of water-insoluble polymer organic acid polymer with aromatic core as the main body and various functional groups. It includes humic acid (black humic acid + brown humic acid) and fulvic acid (yellow humic acid). Humic acid widely exists in nature and is an important part of soil organic matter. It combines with ammonium, sodium, potassium and other monovalent alkali metals ...

  • 2020 Regional Bee Hours Overview: Almonds

    With petal fall well under way throughout the Valley, are you curious how the bees fared? Warm temperatures and dry weather meant that 2020 turned out to be a good year for bees, paving the way for promising yield potential. What is a bee hour? Bee hours tells you how many hours have occurred which are favorable for bees to fly. A bee hour is defined as one ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Understanding Chill in Pistachios

    A Microclimate and Chill Accumulation Case Study Chill is required for leaf and flower bud development in many fruit and nut trees. "Industry research has determined a lack of sufficient hours ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Urban Crop Solutions makes indoor farming technology for Mars biosphere

    Will the first people to bake and eat bread on Mars do it due to a Belgian breakthrough? This is the challenge facing the SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations using technology provided by Urban Crop Solutions. However, before they use their research to help feed the first people on the red planet later this century, the project aims to have a clear ...


    By Urban Crop Solutions

  • Vegetable Greenhouses Case Study

    The data presented in this case study was collected from greenhouses growing tomato, pepper, and cucumber crops utilizing the DryGair system, spanning diverse climate conditions around the world. Humidity is a critical factor impacting the growth, health, and quality of vegetable crops. The DryGair solution provides innovative, effective, and energy-efficient humidity control for greenhouses and ...


    By DryGair Energies Ltd.

  • EPA Registers Long-Term Uses for Sulfoxaflor

    On July 12, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a Decision Memorandum that it has registered new uses and restored previously registered uses for sulfoxaflor.  EPA has approved the use of sulfoxaflor on alfalfa, corn, cacao, grains (millet, oats), pineapple, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials: biology with bite

    Dr Marissa Parrott reveals the trials and tribulations of studying one of Australia’s carnivorous marsupials – the somewhat fierce, and certainly fascinating, Agile Antechinus. Predators come in all shapes and sizes, and Australia’s carnivorous marsupials are no exception. From miniscule marsupials weighing just a few grams, to Tasmanian Devils, which reach dog-sized ...


    By CSIRO Publishing

  • Stephen Lewis, Part time macadamia nut grower Case Study

    Orchard consists of 1 Hectare (2.5 Acres)  160 trees of Mainly Beaumont with a few Own Choice variety as cross pollinators, Harvesting just over 4 tonne of nuts in husk. Up until we purchased one of your machines we had to sell our entire crop De-husked at 2800kg to a local processor for $3.20 per kg  (NIS) Nuts in Shell, giving us an annual return of only $8,960.00 With the purchase of ...


    By Crackadamia

  • USGS Study Points To Biofuel Crop Related Land-Use Change Reducing Honey Bee Habitat

    On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a study on the result of land-use changes on North and South Dakota commercial honey bee colonies in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USGS scientists found that grasslands and other landscape ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old

    With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists turn to traditional farmers for answers. In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a ...


    By Ensia

  • EPA Sued Over Guidance Classifying Seeds Coated with Neonicotinoid Insecticides as Treated Articles Exempt from Registration under FIFRA

    On January 6, 2016, a complaint was filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by a coalition of U.S. beekeepers, farmers, and affiliated non-government organizations (Petitioners). The Petitioners allege that EPA has allowed “the ongoing sale and use of unregistered pesticide products” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Neonicotinoid Insecticide Imidacloprid

    On January 6, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced the release of a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid (Preliminary Risk Assessment or Assessment). In its assessment, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon?

    Yes — if we make sure economic growth, social justice and agriculture are part of the picture. From 2005 to 2014, the rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest went from 19,014 square kilometers (7,342 square miles) to 5,012 square kilometers (1,935 square miles): a reduction of about 70 percent. Impressive, to be sure, but the rate still remains high. Additionally, ...


    By Ensia

  • NAFTA TWG on Pesticides Meeting

    On November 3-5, 2015, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Pesticides, established in 1997 to streamline certain pesticide shipments between Canada (CN), Mexico (MX), and the United States (U.S.), held a meeting hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Clothianidin in agricultural soils and uptake into corn pollen and canola nectar after multi‐year seed treatment applications

    Limited data are available on the fate of clothianidin under realistic agricultural production conditions. This is the first large‐scale assessment of clothianidin residues in soil and bee‐relevant matrices from corn and canola fields after multiple years of seed‐treatment use. The average soil concentration from 50 Midwest US corn fields with 2 to 11 years of planting clothianidin‐treated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Metal contaminant accumulation in the hive: Consequences for whole colony health and brood production in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.)

    Metal pollution has been increasing rapidly over the past century, and at the same time, the human population has continued to rise and produce contaminants that may negatively impact pollinators. Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) forage over large areas and can collect contaminants from the environment. The primary objective was to determine whether the metal contaminants cadmium (Cd), copper ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation

    An honest discussion of genetically modified organisms must move beyond narrow concepts of human health to the wider social and environmental impacts of engineered crops. The GMO debate is one from which I’ve kept a purposeful distance. For one thing, it’s an issue that has already garnered more than its fair share of attention. For another, when you consider that many ...


    By Ensia

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