USDA to Survey Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Georgia, USDA-NASS

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has announced they will be gathering information about production practices from producers across Alabama and Georgia, as part of the 2021 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). This year, NASS is reaching out to survey cotton and corn producers across the region. Starting in October, NASS representatives will call producers to set up an …

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Homemade Pesticides That Work

Dan This Land of Ours

If you are wanting to keep you garden natural, and not use harsh chemicals , Cathy Isom has some ideas for easy homemade pesticides that really work.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Instead of buying and using store bought pesticides, you can make your own by using ingredients you can grow or find at home.  Or, things you …


U.S. Crop Protection Market Sees Sales Increase

Dan Industry News Release

A new report shows industry consolidation, investments in precision agriculture, and new product introductions propelled a five percent growth in sales for the crop protection industry in 2017. The Kline Group this week released its Crop Protection Manufacturers Report, which found the increase in planted crop acreage, particularly in soybeans and cotton, helped contribute to an increase in the sales …


Global Crop Protection Groups Announce Data Transparency

Dan Industry News Release

Global crop protection associations have agreed to a safety data transparency initiative. CropLife America announced the partnership with its European counterpart as a voluntary commitment to enable more public access to pesticide product safety data from non-commercial use. Doing so, the associations say, will help explain the existing regulatory process, focusing on the European Union, and to address the safety, …


Honeybees Attraction to Pesticides

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some stinging news about an alarming study that shows honeybees like what’s actually bad for them. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Honeybees Attraction to Pesticides Researchers at University of Illinois have discovered that honeybees, which have been dying off in mass numbers every year for the past couple decades, seem to prefer flowers that …

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Agri View: Pesticide Residue Free Food

Dan Agri View, Fruits

  Everett Griner talks about the pesticide residue on our food and what, if anything, is being done to cut down on it in today’s Agri View.   Who doesn’t like fresh strawberries? Here is something you will not like. If they are conventionally grown, you are getting a taste pesticide residue with every bite. Yes. U.S. agriculture uses almost …