Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Canola Growers in Canada "Working to Reduce Honeybee Winterkill"

The Manitoba Co-Operator
CNS Canada – The number of Prairie canola acres makes the region a great place for honeybees to thrive — but given increasing winterkill rates, canola growers must make sure they take the precautions needed to maintain that relationship. Full story here.

Related: "New Studies Show Farm Chemicals Are Affecting More Than Bees. Bird Populations are Declining, Too. Is modern agriculture's hold on nature becoming a death grip?"


1 comment:

PIP said...

This story was not written by a bona fide journalist. It was written by folks involved in "commodity marketing." I believe this explains the high degree of "spin" coming through in its content.
Besides, the final statement by the Canola big wig, “We want to make sure that guys are first and foremost doing it (applying insect-killer) with economic threshold data in mind,” is highly cynical, revealing the industry's ugly preoccupation with profit over all else.