Honeybees the Focus of Day Two of Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Citrus, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum continues today with a focus on honeybees, and how the current issues plaguing the pollinators is affecting farmers of both food and fiber. Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper has the details. Download Audio Click here for more information about honeybee concerns.

Challenges for Honeybee Industry Affects Wide Spectrum of Ag Sector

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Citrus, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Honeybees are an important part of agriculture that have recently received more attention than they may have wanted, thanks to the well publicized Colony Collapse Disorder. In the following interview, Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper talks with David Westervelt, assistant chief of apiary for the Division of Plant Industry at the Florida Department of Agriculture, regarding Colony Collapse Disorder as well …

ASTA Working to Better Educate Farmers About Seed Handling

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Andy Lavigne, president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association, says they are trying to be proactive regarding potential government regulations by better educating farmers about proper handling and use of new seed varieties and treatments. Download Audio For more with ASTA President and CEO Andy Lavigne regarding their efforts click here.