In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.
Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.
Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.
Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.
Researchers are looking at ways to combat pests by introducing predatory bugs, but there is danger in introducing a new species to an ecosystem.
Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.
Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
The European Union is drawing battle lines over whether to renew a license for glyphosate, an herbicide the World Health Organization says is linked to cancer.
A chemical safety bill that the US House passed last year includes a provision that could help Monsanto get lawsuits dismissed.
A new UCLA report shows that combinations of commonly used pesticides can create toxic cocktails that increase health risks.
As a major agricultural player, Argentina is a place whose rural problems raise eyebrows in U.S. farm country.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
An alien pest was found in Florida last month in Miami-Dade County, where an infestation could devastate its $1.6 billion agriculture industry.
There’s no such thing as a government-sanctioned certification for organic marijuana in large part, because growing or using marijuana is still a federal crime.
A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.
In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.
Green thumbs modify their gardens to suit their aging bodies. Two pesto recipes use carrot tops and mint. And, unwelcome pesticides on organic farms.
White Violet Center hopes organic certification will differentiate them from other growers. Strawberry bread pudding with Jackie Howard. Pesticides and pot.