Neonicotinoid pesticides shown to have little effect on honeybee populations

October 20, 2015

From: Crop Protection News


In several countries in Europe, neonicotinoid pesticides have become the subject of regulatory action, and officials in the United States are considering the same route.


The new data also showed that a number of pesticides are available, including the neonicotinoid acetamiprid, that could control tarnished plant bugs, stink bugs, aphids and mites with limited — if any — harm to bees. Consequently, the researchers questioned the logic of putting regulatory measures on neonicotinoids — and no other pesticides.

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