Growing Matters: Four Rs Protect Bees, Keep Efficacy and Save 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 Rs include the right place, right time, right rate and … Read More

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 vice 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 … Read More

Growing Matters: BeSure About Applications by Following Labels

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The Growing Matters Coalition is kicking off its 2021 BeSure campaign that reinforces practical stewardship practices. “(The campaign) is to remind growers and applicators of some simple steps that they can take to ensure pesticides don’t harm pollinators and other wildlife,” Valent USA Sustainability & Stewardship Manager Leslie Garcia said. One of the ways the industry can achieve this is by remembering … Read More

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 … Read More

Growing Matters: Label Rate and Applicator Training Importance

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Using the exact label rate for products is vital for growers and applicators. The BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition is reminding the industry that not doing so can lead to ineffective treatments and even pesticide resistance. University of Florida Assistant Professor of Agronomy Brett Bultemeier emphasizes the importance of strictly adhering to the product label and proper application … Read More

Growing Matters: Protecting Pollinators as Applications Increase

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Pesticide applications are picking up as seasons progress across the country. The BeSure campaign, brought to you by the Growing Matters Coalition, is pointing out the communication that needs to be taking place to protect pollinators. University of Florida Entomologist Dr. Jamie Ellis said there are several things growers can do to help prevent any undue harm. Listen to Ellis’ … Read More

Growing Matters: Labels Protect Producers and Beneficials During Foliar Applications

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The BeSure! program, brought to you by the Growing Matters Coalition, is reminding growers about the importance of following product usage directions. Syngenta’s Garrett Gilcrease said labels are living documents that can be updated regularly. As producers and applicators plan for spring foliar applications, he reminds the industry to check product labels and adhere to the guidelines for all-around safety and good … Read More