Friday, March 23, 2018
Neonicotinoid field study does not find consistent effects on pollinators
Field study delivers inconsistent results, highlighting the need to appropriately consider colony strength and environmental conditions. Study confirms neither bumble bee queen nor solitary bee egg cell production are “directly affected by the seed treatments”. Bayer remains convinced that neonicotinoid seed treatments for oilseed rape have no short- or long-term negative effects on bees and that these seed treatments are a useful and effective tool for farmers.