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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 Johnson from The Ohio State University has found that the answer lies in pollen DNA. ...
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 found....
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 application rates, and planning for the 2015 crop? The answer depends on more than just the price of corn, but also the...
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 is applied to the soil, and plants then take it up through the roots. However, more precise nutrient management is needed...
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 problems. Applying too little reduces yields....
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 temperatures within a narrow range. ...

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