EXTENSION CONNECTION: Pesticide labels help protect bees

September 8, 2014

From: Crestville News Bulletin

By SHEILA DUNNING / University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension

Watch for changes on pesticide labels that contain pollinator-protection language.

Language to protect pollinators has always been on the label, but now the verbiage specifically prohibits foliar applications while bees or flowers are present, or until all petals have fallen off. Presence of all blooming plants, including weeds such as clover and Spanish needle, must be evaluated before treating with certain pesticides.

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