This Is National Pollinator Week! Jun 19, 2023

    🕔Jun 19, 2023
    WASHINGTON, During the week of June 19 – 25, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recognizing National Pollinator Week through the continued commitment and support for pollinator health […]

    California Almonds: Pollination – Hive Strength and Bee Health, Safety Feb 18, 2021

    🕔Feb 18, 2021
    Hive strength For a successful harvest, start the season strong. A large crop at harvest requires good bee activity at bloom in the orchard. The current UC general recommendation for […]

    Iowa Corn: Impacts of the Heat and Dry Weather on Pollination 2020 Jul 10, 2020

    🕔Jul 10, 2020
    Since July 1 high humidity and temperatures have been scorching Iowa. Okay, maybe that is a little extreme. June has led to dry conditions across much of central and southwest […]

    Georgia Pecans: 4 Pre-Pollination Management Concerns Apr 22, 2019

    🕔Apr 22, 2019
    Catkin (male flower) production has been pretty heavy so far. A large catkin crop does not guarantee a large production of flowers, but most times we have heavy catkin production, […]

    California Almonds: Bee Hours – Dissecting The Metric Mar 18, 2019

    🕔Mar 18, 2019
    Almond growers have been a-buzz on the topic of bee hours. The concept of a bee hour was designed as a proxy for the amount of good bee foraging weather […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: 3 Crop Scouting Workshops in June, July May 22, 2018

    🕔May 22, 2018
    Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host three free crop scouting basics workshops at the ISU Northwest Iowa Research Farm on June 7, 21 and July 19. Crop […]

    Ohio Corn: Assessing the Success or Failure of Pollination Jul 26, 2017

    🕔Jul 26, 2017
    Many Ohio corn fields have been subject to excessive rainfall this year. The fields where the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) were planted are no exception. Extraordinary rainfall accumulation has […]

    Mississippi Corn: Why Did the Kernels Near the Ear Tip Not Fill? Jul 14, 2016

    🕔Jul 14, 2016
    Incomplete kernel set is something you can’t ignore when you start peeling back husks to evaluate your corn crop this time of year. Often times we wonder why those kernels […]

    Ohio Corn: Pollination Underway in Early Fields Jul 12, 2016

    🕔Jul 12, 2016
    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service  for the week ending 7-10-16, 7% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 17% for the  5-year average. Given the range in […]

    Non-GE Corn: Growing It for a Decade Doesn’t Make It Easier – DTN Mar 23, 2016

    🕔Mar 23, 2016
    When it comes to keeping his non-genetically engineered corn as pure as possible, western Illinois farmer Mike Stewart knows the drill. For a dozen years, he and his family have […]


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