Opportunities and Challenges for Managing Pests in Organic Greenhouses

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By Meredith Swett Walker If you live in a temperate climate, you probably think of greenhouses as a tool to produce fruit, vegetable, and flower crops out of season. But these structures don’t just trap heat; they can also keep pests out. In fact, greenhouses are commonly used in warmer climates but primarily for pest […]

The Commercial Bumble Bee Industry May Have Helped Spread Nosema to Wild Bee Populations

When most people think about bee pollinators in U.S. agriculture, they probably think of honey bees. However, bumble bees can also be used, especially in green houses where crops like tomatoes or peppers are grown. In fact, several companies sell bumble bee hives through the mail. In the late 1990s, populations of the western bumble […]