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Avoid These Autumn Garden Mistakes

Sep 7 2016
missing image Cornucopia’s Take: Organic gardening is sometimes more labor-intensive than conventional gardening, but there are tricks to ease the workload. Rodale offers great advice for gardeners.
8 Gardening Mistakes You Make Every Fall
Rodale’s Organic Life
by Rebecca Straus
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Big Drop in Neonics in Pollinator Plants at Big Box Stores

Aug 31 2016
missing image Cornucopia’s Take: Increasing consumer awareness is clearly encouraging stores to consider pollinators as they procure garden plants for sale. Voting with our forks as well as our gardens is changing what is available in the marketplace.
Big drop found in neonicotinoid content of home stores’ ‘bee-friendly’ flowers
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New Certification Program for Growing Cannabis

Aug 31 2016
CertifiedCleanCannabis Cornucopia’s Take: With the rise in medical marijuana prescriptions, concerns arise about environmental practices and toxic chemicals used in growing the plants. MOFGA is now offering Clean Cannabis Certification to growers following organic guidelines.
MOFGA Announces Clean Cannabis Certification Program
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association [continue reading]

Beekeepers’ Pesticides May Hinder Bees’ Digestion

Aug 23 2016
missing image Cornucopia’s Take: Pesticides applied to keep bees safe from parasites like Varroa mites have been found to alter bees’ gut microbiota. Growing evidence in the beekeeping world points to using management techniques to control pests and safeguard bee health.
Pesticides used to help bees may actually harm them [continue reading]

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