A species of aphid, that feeds on grass, has been reported in western Colorado. Sipha myadis is native to parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and northern Africa, where it is a pest of grains. Read more here.
Current Impacts of Outdoor Growth of Cannabis in Colorado, CSU Extension
The Northeastern IPM Center provided a synopsis of two prevailing views on neonicotinoids and pollinators in their April 2015 newsletter. Their goal is to bring this scientific discussion to your attention, not necessarily to promote either view. Click here to read the Activist View: Growing numbers of scientists warn against neonicotinoid use and the Industry View: Growers are concerned about the health of bees, too.
In terms of revenue generated, Colorado’s top five agricultural products are cattle and calves, dairy products, corn for grain, greenhouse and nursery products, and hogs. Summary of USDA Census Data (2012 & 2007), Colorado and Counties.
Colorado Agricultural Experimental Station
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program (CEPEP)
CSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Western Region IPM Center
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE)
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