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Environmental, Ecological, Disease Threats
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:28:10 PM »
CBS4 (Denver) News Report on endangered state of honeybees.
July 25, 2017

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http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/07/25/colorado-beekeeper-wonders-how-long-his-honey-bees-can-hold-on/

CBS4 found being a bee isn’t easy, and the people who make a living off them have a lot to worry about.
Some beekeepers in Boulder County saw more than half their hives, or even more, die off over the winter. Beekeeper Tim Brod said he averages 25 percent loss every winter.
“Just to give you a little perspective, if you’re losing 30 to 40 percent of your livestock, if this were cattle, chicken or pigs year after year, the National Guard would be here going ‘This is a huge crisis,'” he said.


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http://agfax.com/2017/08/04/bee-health-protecting-pollinators-from-pesticides-everyone-plays-a-part/
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 11:36:20 PM »
Ohio: Cover Crop Considerations Following Wheat in Grain Rotations
By Alexander Lindsey and Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension Specialists; and Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
August 8, 2017

Considerations for planting cover crops after wheat in grain crop rotations are common at this point in the season. With any cover crop, it is advisable to select a species with a given target in mind (surface erosion prevention, nutrient scavenging, N fixation, soil coverage, etc.).

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http://agfax.com/2017/08/08/ohio-cover-crop-considerations-following-wheat-in-grain-rotations/
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Weeds
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 12:11:08 AM »
Canadian thistle plant.
Tough Enemy: The past couple of years have
een favorable for Canada thistle in crops and pastures.
Crops and Forage:
Tackle toughest pasture weeds in the fall
Chris Parker | Aug 10, 2017



Forage Corner: Fall is the best time of year to attack Canada thistle in pastures, along roadsides and wherever else you find thistle patches.

http://www.indianaprairiefarmer.com/forage/tackle-toughest-pasture-weeds-fall

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