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Farmers Under Forty
1 years, 3 weeks ago
from Farmers Under Forty
"Honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. We hear a lot about protecting pollinators, as we should, since losses of honey bees since 2006 have been at unacceptable and unsustainable levels. When it comes to protecting pollinators from pesticides there are a few key risks that need to be managed. While this article deals with protecting pollinators from pesticides, I’ll note that pesticides are not the sole cause of pollinator losses and may not be the primary cause of those losses. However, pesticides are under our direct control and we can take steps to minimize their effects on pollinators."