New federal restrictions on the controversial weed killer dicamba aren’t enough to keep it from drifting onto nearby plants, a CFAES weed expert says. Read the story.
Honey bees living next to corn and soybean fields are “exposed to a surprisingly wide and concerning range of pesticides,” according to a May 31 Newsweek story about research involving CFAES insect scientist Elizabeth Long, who was at Purdue University at the time of the study. There’s a video interview, too, with the story.
Ohio’s corn and soybean growers could soon be spraying a lot more of two potent herbicides on their fields. That’s why experts from CFAES are offering tips on how to keep those herbicides from getting onto other crops, especially valuable specialty crops like grapes.