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Minimizing pesticide exposure to bees in fruit crops

April 30, 2014 Use these practices and guidelines for minimizing exposure of bees to pesticides while still managing pests and disease in fruit crops. by Julianna Wilson Most fruit crops grown in Michigan need bees, whether managed or wild, for pollination. Honey bees are by far the most important crop pollinators because they are abundant, will collect nectar and pollen at distances up to five miles away from their hive, and are relatively easy to transport in and out of plantings…

UAF moot on pesticide management organised

December 01, 2013 Excessive use of pesticides is not only increasing the resistance among insects but also affects human health because pesticide residues contamination reaching at alarming level. The country imports 12,000 metric tons of active ingredients of pesticides in a year. It was revealed by the speakers at an International Conference on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Fruits and Vegetable arranged by the Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The…

What Is a Pesticide?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the government body that regulates pesticides in the U.S., a pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests. Pesticides also include plant regulators, defoliants and desiccants. Learn about the…

Bad condition of watercourses causing problems to growers

December 29, 2012 Growers in provincial metropolis have complained the poor and faulty condition of watercourses and century-old improper distribution system from centralised irrigation channel (Sarband canal) was making difficulties to irrigate their cultivable lands in absence of adequate quantity of water in the area. The farmers at suburbs villages of Peshawar blamed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa irrigation department negligence has not only created water scarcity for agriculture lands,…

Farming Life Cycle: Steps a farmer performs and what information is required at each step?

15 November 2012 FARMING STEPS A farmer performs following eight major steps from crop selection to harvesting: Crop Selection Land Preparation Seed Selection Seed Sowing Irrigation Crop Growth Fertilizing Harvesting SOURCES OF INFORMATION Farmers typically rely on following sources of information: Agriculture department of provincial government. Fellow farmers. Field agents of seed, pesticide and fertilizer companies. TV and radio programs.…

Meeting discusses sale of fake pesticides, fertilisers

November 07, 2012: Under the directives of Provincial Minister Agriculture Department, Government of Sindh Syed Ali Nawaz Shah and Secretary Agriculture Department, as well as the complaints of growers regarding the sale of substandard and fake pesticides/fertilisers in the market, a meeting of all Divisional Directors and Deputy Directors Agriculture Extension Department was held under the Chairmanship of Director General Agriculture Extension, Sindh, Hyderabad Hidayatullah Chajjro. The…

Minimum purchase price of sugarcane fixed at Rs 170 per 40kg

October 31, 2012: The Punjab government has fixed minimum purchase price of sugarcane for the season 2012-13 at Rs 170 per 40 kilograms or Rs 425 per 100 kilograms (per quintal). In an announcement made here on Tuesday, the minimum purchase price is fixed at the factory gate as well as at the Cane Purchase Centres for the current crushing season. However, sugar factories may deduct from the purchase price, the transportation charges incurred by them on the cane purchased at purchase…

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