MSU Scientists Study Tie Between Insecticides and Bee Health

June 19, 2015

From: Mississippi State University, Office of Agricultural Communications


“Mid-South entomologists have conducted a lot of research on whether or not neonics are present in the nectar or pollen of our major row crops,” Catchot said. “Soybean is the crop bees prefer to forage on based on our surveys, and in soybean, we found zero occurrence of neonics in the flowers of the plant when the soybeans were planted with a neonic seed treatment.”

In cotton, they found no occurrence of neonics in the nectar and very low occurrence in the pollen.

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