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A Honey Bee Hive Tells All
Exactly what plants do honey bees visit on their daily forages for food in rural Madison County, Ohio? A research team led by Dr. Reed...
Toxins in Nectar and Pollen Poison Insects, Affect their Memory
Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success, researchers have...
Nitrogen Fertilization Rates for Corn Production
There has been a large change in corn grain prices this fall. How might that affect recommended nitrogen (N) fertilizer or manure-N...
Target Crop Not Soil to Reduce Fertiliser Use
‘Feed the crop not the soil’ is the message of a new review into sustainable phosphorus use. Currently, phosphorus fertiliser...
How to Reduce Fertilizer Needs by Accounting for Soil Microbes
Farmers face a balancing act when deciding how much fertiliser to apply. Applying too much wastes money and adds to nutrient runoff...
How Do Honey Bees Stay Cool?
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain...
Which Seeds to Sow for Bees?
Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study...
Achieving High Wheat-protein Levels Using Late Nitrogen Applications
Growers in northern region farming systems must be cautious when trying to achieve high wheat-protein levels using late nitrogen applications...
Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn
The foundation for strong, healthy corn plants is proper nutrition. ...
Dangerous Nitrogen Pollution Could Be Halved
Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this....
Examining Corn Nutrient Uptake for Maximum Yield
Biotechnology, breeding, and agronomic advancements have propelled corn yields to new highs with little guidance as to how to fertilize...
Focus this Spring on Short-Term Fertility, Quick Start
Lower commodity prices, high land rent costs and the desire to get a running start on the 2014 growing season will combine to make...
Do Soybeans Need Nitrogen Fertilizer?
According to a University of Illinois crop sciences researcher, there has been a great deal of interest recently in the idea of using...
Loss of Wild Pollinators Could Reduce Soybean Yields
Pollination by wild insects and honey bees improves soybean yield by 18%, new research has indicated. This equates to an extra 331.6...
Land-use Intensity, Effects of Organic Farming on Biodiversity
Organic farming, in which insecticides, herbicides and inorganic fertilizers are entirely or largely avoided, is generally thought...
 
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