Friday, May 5, 2017

Wet weather farming

Planting has stopped because of persistent rains, and it could be weeks before some farmers can till water-logged clay-based fields.

The farms near Dunville are an example of an area that is typically challenged by wet springs.

And now a bee specialist says the wet weather may hurt their survival because they can't gather nectar and pollen.

But I'm expecting that there will be activists charging that the bee decline this year is because of neonicitinoid seed-treatment pesticides.