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Neonicotinoid-resistant thrips showing up in North Carolina

In Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina now has neonicotinoid-resistant thrips; not a good thing for cotton producers in the state, said Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Extension entomologist.

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USDA Announces Funding Available for Specialty Crop and Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues. The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and made available through the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Pollinator Initiative promotes bee-friendly talking points

In Greenhouse Grower

A new effort is underway that will provide growers and retailers with a way to communicate their bee-friendly efforts to customers and the public.

A voluntary program will be available through the industry’s collaborative Pollinator Stewardship Initiative that will offer discussion points, frequently asked questions and tools to help growers and retailers give some industry perspective to customers and members of the public who are asking about their practices regarding bee and pollinator health.

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