Bumble bee on OSR plant in flower
New research suggests that one of the three banned neonicotinoid seed treatment actives does not have an adverse effect on bee health. Back in December 2013, the EU banned the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments on mass-flowering crops, like oilseed rape, due to fears over bee health. See also: OSR breeder adapts to life without neonics The restrictions covered three seed treatment active ingredients – thiamethoxam, clothianidin and imidacloprid. However, new research led by Chris Connolly, a researcher at the Centre […]
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