Agricultural Retailers Association praises White House’s pollinator strategy

May 26, 2015

From: Crop Protection News

by Daniel Daw

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) praised the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and other Pollinators after President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force released it on Thursday.

The accompanying Pollinator Research Action Plan does not indicate a single cause or factor in reported bee-population declines, but indicates a correlation between the parasitic Varroa mite and sharp declines in bee colony populations. It also indicated limited access to sufficient forage areas and nutrition as a pollinator health factor.

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