New Research Shows Value in Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments

September 26, 2016

Editor’s Note: For additional data on the economic value of neonicotinoid-treated seeds, see here and here.

From: Door County Pulse

By , Peninsula Pulse

Agricultural economists at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin published new research showing the value that neonicotinoid seed treatments create for farmers. 

Dr. Terrance Hurley at the University of Minnesota and Dr. Paul Mitchell at the University of Wisconsin published their work in the leading journal, Pest Management Science.

Based on their analysis of survey data, neonicotinoid seed treatments are popular among U.S. soybean growers, adding an average value of $11.35 per acre and $389 million to U.S. soybean growers in 2013.

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