Minnesota Department of Ag Clarifies Governor’s Ban on Neonicotinoids

September 12, 2016

From: ProAg


Commissioner Dave Frederickson says farmers and commodity groups have been asking for specifics on verifying significant crop loss before applying the pesticide.

“If you abide by the label of the neonic product, you are in fact verifying your need because the label’s pretty clear.”


“I would suggest they just keep moving ahead and plant the seeds that you are ordering, whether they’re seed-coated or not. The odds are they are going to be seed-coated. We’re not going to stop something from happening and cause a complete disruption in the growing cycle.”

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