Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign Stresses Importance of Pesticide Labels

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The BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition tells us it’s always a good time to check your pesticide’s label.  The coalition says when choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered. Protecting bees and other wildlife is a major part of good stewardship practices and is why Growing Matters launched BeSure!, an initiative to support growers …

Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign Helps Protect Pollinators This Spring

Jim Rogers Growing Matters

Spring is a vital time for protecting pollinators. and the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition helps growers keep these important insects protected. The coalition says when choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered. Protecting bees and other wildlife is a major part of good stewardship practices and is why Growing Matters launched BeSure!, an …

Growing Matters: BeSure! Campaign Offers Tips for Stewardship

Jim Rogers Growing Matters

The BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition offers tips for growers to help protect pollinators. The coalition says when choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered. Protecting bees and other wildlife is a major part of good stewardship practices and is why Growing Matters launched BeSure!, an initiative to support growers and applicators in accomplishing …

Be Sure Campaign Marks Fifth Anniversary

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There’s a campaign to help growers “be sure” about their stewardship. The Be Sure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition is marking its fifth anniversary. Growing Matters is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to scientific discourse on the stewardship, benefits and alternatives of neonicotinoid insecticides in North America. The joint effort is led by Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, Valent U.S.A. LLC , BASF Agricultural Solutions and Mitsui Chemicals Agro, …

Growing Matters: Remembering Applicator Safety

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The 2022 BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition centers on using crop protection safely and responsibly.  Protecting bees and other wildlife is a key element of best-management practices. Along with pollinator health concerns, applicator safety is also another critical aspect of good stewardship. Senior Scientist for Field R&D for Valent USA, Craig Campbell said that safety should be the …

Growing Matters: Following Label Directions is the First Part of Protecting Pollinators

Jim Rogers Growing Matters

Label directions serve as one of the most important points in keeping pollinators safe and healthy when making an application of crop protection materials. The 2022 BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition highlights the importance of protecting pollinators in agricultural systems, by using best management practices. Industry Affairs Lead at Bayer Crop Science, Dr. Frank Wong said that the …

Growing Matters: IPM Essential for Pollinator Protection

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles and practices are a critical component of pollinator protection approaches in farming. The 2022 BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition reminds industry members that pollinators play a vital role in agriculture and need to be kept safe. Field Development Representative for Gowan, Dr. Shine Taylor said there are several ways that growers can keep …

Growing Matters: Implementing Pollinator Protection Practices

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The 2022 BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition is once again helping to support the implementation of practices focused on pollinator protection. “Pollinators have obviously taken a lead in the industry and how we can protect and steward that resource. This campaign is looking at how can we promote awareness for applications and protect pollinator safety out there,” said Jeff Marvin, …