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Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign with Quick Tips to Keep Pollinators Safe

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The BeSure! Campaign from the Growing Matters coalition helps growers protect bees and other wildlife.  Today we’re talking with Shine Taylor, Field Development Representative with Gowan Company, who gives some quick tips for applicators. Sponsored ContentTriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024SECURE FUNDING NOW | USDA-Sponsored Farming Project Underway in the Southern PiedmontFebruary 1, 2024Celebrating 50 Years of GrowthDecember …

Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign Stresses Importance of Pesticide Labels

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The BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition tells us it’s always a good time to check your pesticide’s label.  The coalition says when choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered. Protecting bees and other wildlife is a major part of good stewardship practices and is why Growing Matters launched BeSure!, an initiative to support growers …

Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign Helps Protect Pollinators This Spring

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Spring is a vital time for protecting pollinators. and the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition helps growers keep these important insects protected. The coalition says when choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered. Protecting bees and other wildlife is a major part of good stewardship practices and is why Growing Matters launched BeSure!, an …

Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign Offers Tips for Stewardship

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The BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition offers tips for growers to help protect pollinators. The coalition says when choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered. Protecting bees and other wildlife is a major part of good stewardship practices and is why Growing Matters launched BeSure!, an initiative to support growers and applicators in accomplishing …

Growing Matters: Remembering Applicator Safety

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The 2022 BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition centers on using crop protection safely and responsibly.  Protecting bees and other wildlife is a key element of best-management practices. Along with pollinator health concerns, applicator safety is also another critical aspect of good stewardship. Senior Scientist for Field R&D for Valent USA, Craig Campbell said that safety should be the …

Growing Matters: Following Label Directions is the First Part of Protecting Pollinators

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Label directions serve as one of the most important points in keeping pollinators safe and healthy when making an application of crop protection materials. The 2022 BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition highlights the importance of protecting pollinators in agricultural systems, by using best management practices. Industry Affairs Lead at Bayer Crop Science, Dr. Frank Wong said that the …

Growing Matters: Protect Bees, Environment and the Applicators Themselves

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Companies spend a lot of time developing product labels. “The companies that make the crop protection products work very hard to make them right,” Valent USA’s Senior Field R&D Scientist Craig Campbell said. “I work on labels, they are there as the most important guide for a grower, an applicator or anyone using a pesticide.” In the latest episode of …

Growing Matters: ‘Four Rs’ Protects Bees, Keeps Efficacy and Saves Money

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Industry leaders recommend the ‘Four Rs’ as a guide for applicators and producers. The guidelines are critical for protecting pollinators, retaining product efficacy and ultimately saving the producer money. In the latest episode of the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition, Syngenta’s Agronomic Service Representative Garrett Gilcrease said the ‘Four R’s’ include the right place, right time, right rate and …

Growing Matters: Communication Key for Growers and Beekeepers

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“Many of the issues we see with pesticide misapplications really come down to communication. Essentially an applicator not necessarily knowing what a beekeeper is doing and visa-versa,” Bayer Industry Affairs Lead Frank Wong said in the latest episode of the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition. The episode details the importance of growers and beekeepers being on the same …

Growing Matters: Knowing Your Surroundings When Applying Product

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As the 2020 growing season progresses, the Growing Matters Coalition is reminding farmers and applicators about knowing their surroundings when applying pesticides. Tim Joseph of Landis International representing Mitsui Chemicals Agro said foraging bees, wind characteristics, temperatures, and surrounding stakeholders are all critical variables that go into a safe and successful application. Knowing your surroundings is vital to adhering to …