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Notify Local Beekeepers before Applying Some Insecticides to Plants in Flower

Some insecticide labels require applicators to notify beekeepers 48 hours before making applications to flowering plants. But many applicators do not even know if there are bee colonies near their fields or where those colonies are located. This notification is

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Be Aware When Making Postemergence Dicamba Applications

The month of June has arrived and so too will postemergence soybean applications, many of which are likely to contain the dicamba formulations of Xtendimax, Engenia, or FeXapan.  As we approach these coming weeks when many of our dicamba application

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Harvest Aid in Wheat

Cool temperatures during late-winter and early-spring delayed wheat development across much of Kentucky earlier this year. Even as recently as early May, some reports that wheat was around 5 to 7 days ‘late’ (as compared to most years) were common.

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Sivanto Prime Available on Sweet Sorghum for 2018

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) just announced that Kentucky will again have Sivanto Prime available for use on sweet sorghum to fight sugarcane aphid (Figure 1). This is good news as this insecticide is so effective and the sugarcane

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Pesticides and Responsible Pollinator Protection

Pollinator protection has become a common phrase we frequently hear. Those of us working in agriculture recognize that honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. Losses of honey bees since 2006

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Worker Protection Standards Compliance

Agricultural pesticides have requirements on the label requiring various actions in order to protect the health of employees; these are the Worker Protection Standards (WPS). WPS requires owners and employers on agricultural establishments and commercial pesticide handling establishments to protect

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Comment Period for Reassessment of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Extended

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period for the recently released neonicotinoid risk assessments until April 20, 2018. This is an opportunity for the public to comment on the preliminary ecological and human health assessments for clothianidin,

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