Close-up of oilseed rape in flower© Tim Scrivener
Large-scale field studies into the banned neonicotinoid seed treatment clothianidin have concluded it is not harmful to bees. Bayer CropScience, which manufactures clothianidin, carried out a series of large-scale landscape studies into the bee safety of the neonicotinoid in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, a state in northern Germany. In 2014, rapeseed dressed with clothianidin was sown on a 800ha plot in a trial area spanning 65sq km. Untreated seed was sown in an adjacent area of roughly 600ha. See also: Aphid threat […]
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