JONESBORO, Ark. — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination after nearby farmers began using the pesticide dicamba on nearby crops during the past three years.

The Enemy: In the spirit of CHRISTmas — holly, that is English holly (Ilex aquifolium). Holly is a perennial evergreen shrub that can grow into large trees. As we all have seen around the holidays, it has wavy and waxy leaves with small spines. This plant comes from woodlands in Europe, East…

Fusarium head blight, also called scab, is a fungal disease that infects wheat and barley. The fungus produces the toxin deoxynivalenol, which causes some single-chambered stomach animals including horses, pigs and humans to vomit. It has been given the nickname “vomitoxin.”

A series of eastern Idaho pesticide applicator training seminars will be held in early December at various locations around the region.

The Enemy: Rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.) Strategy: This perennial plant has infested several million acres in Idaho, first found in the early 1980s as a 5-acre patch near Horseshoe Bend. Stem leaves are small, inconspicuous and narrow, thus giving the plant its skeletal appearance…

The Enemy: Longspine sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus) this warm-season native annual grass can be troublesome. It typically invades sandy areas and is mostly from the Boise area west. It grows 8 inches to 3 feet tall. At the end of the vegetative growth, this plant produces a spikelet of oval …

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — New technology is aiding the ongoing effort to reduce disease-spreading pests in southern Oregon’s Klamath Basin — and the company offering the service is the first in the country licensed to do so.