• Apple Orchard
    Apples are one of the 21 main crops that utilize pesticide spraying, according to a study by the Economic Research Service and USDA

    Pesticides in the Field: What Do We Really Know?

    New research on the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides on bee health has given us important insight into the exact problems that can arise when bees are exposed to these chemicals. However, most of this research has been done in a laboratory setting and has not resulted in any concrete solutions…

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  • Seed coating is the most common way neonicotinoids are applied.

    How Do Neonicotinoids Affect Bees?

    Neonicotinoid pesticides have become a divisive issue in recent years. On one side, pesticide advocates have emphasized it’s lack of lethal effects compared to other classes of chemicals.  On the other, many papers have come out in the past decade linking neonicotinoids to a slew of health problems. Pesticides and…

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