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Mississippi beekeepers regain key weapon against varroa mite — for now

Mississippi’s beekeepers have caught a break from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after going nearly half a year without access to a primary miticide to combat varroa mite infestations, the biggest threat to honeybee colonies. Use of BetaTec Hop Products’ HopGuard II requires a federal exemption from Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The Mississippi Department ...

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Beekeepers approved for product to control varroa mites

JACKSON — United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an emergency exemption that will help Mississippi beekeepers control varroa mite infestations in honeybee colonies, according to Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. The product receiving emergency exemption under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is the miticide HopGuard manufactured by BetaTec Hop Products. HopGuard cardboard ...

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Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council spent the day ...

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