News Buzz
2:29 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Do Pesticides Cause Depression?

Seven pesticides commonly used by farmers may be linked to depression.
jetsandzeppelins Flickr

Mining 20 years of data, a new study by the National Institutes of Health has found a link between some pesticides and depression. 

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Agriculture and Harvest Public Media
2:47 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

USDA to Ask Corn Growers about Fertilizer, Pesticide Use

The Agricultural Resource Management Survey will soon poll about 300 Iowa corn growers on their use of chemical inputs.
Amy Mayer/IPR file photo

Several hundred Iowa corn farmers will soon be asked to share their fertilizer and pesticide use with the US Department of Agriculture. 

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Talk of Iowa
2:19 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

The Death of Iowa's Honeybees

Honeybee on flower.
Cory Barnes

This past winter was particularly harsh on Iowa's honeybees.  Experts estimate that 65-70 percent of Iowa's honeybee colonies didn't survive.  Iowa State University Extension entomologist Donald Lewis talks with host Charity Nebbe about the plight of honeybees as well as pesticides that may pose a further risk to the state's pollinators.

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