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

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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: Protect Bees, Environment and the Applicators Themselves

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Companies spend a lot of time developing product labels. “The companies that make the crop protection products work very hard to make them right,” Valent USA’s Senior Field R&D Scientist Craig Campbell said. “I work on labels, they are there as the most important guide for a grower, an applicator or anyone using a pesticide.” In the latest episode of …

Growing Matters: ‘Four Rs’ Protects Bees, Keeps Efficacy and Saves Money

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Industry leaders recommend the ‘Four Rs’ as a guide for applicators and producers. The guidelines are critical for protecting pollinators, retaining product efficacy and ultimately saving the producer money. In the latest episode of the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition, Syngenta’s Agronomic Service Representative Garrett Gilcrease said the ‘Four R’s’ include the right place, right time, right rate and …

Growing Matters: Communication Key for Growers and Beekeepers

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“Many of the issues we see with pesticide misapplications really come down to communication. Essentially an applicator not necessarily knowing what a beekeeper is doing and visa-versa,” Bayer Industry Affairs Lead Frank Wong said in the latest episode of the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition. The episode details the importance of growers and beekeepers being on the same …

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Growing Matters: Knowing Your Surroundings When Applying Product

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As the 2020 growing season progresses, the Growing Matters Coalition is reminding farmers and applicators about knowing their surroundings when applying pesticides. Tim Joseph of Landis International representing Mitsui Chemicals Agro said foraging bees, wind characteristics, temperatures, and surrounding stakeholders are all critical variables that go into a safe and successful application. Knowing your surroundings is vital to adhering to …

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Growing Matters: Label Rate and Applicator Training Importance

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Using the exact label rate for products is vital for growers and applicators. The BeSure campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition is reminding the industry that not doing so can lead to ineffective treatments and even pesticide resistance. University of Florida Assistant Professor of Agronomy Brett Bultemeier emphasizes the importance of strictly adhering to the product label and proper application …