FieldWatch Starts Second Year

It’s been a year ago this month that NCDA launched FieldWatch, a computer mapping service comprised of two programs, BeeCheck and DriftWatch.  This is a place where growers of specialty crops and pesticide applicators to go to learn where bees are before spraying pesticides potentially harmful to bees.

In just a year more than 1,300 apiaries are registered, more than any other state other than Illinois, and just since the first of the year, growers of specialty crops has increased to upwards of 1,000.

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A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.