Preliminary Risk Assessment Shows Threats to Some Pollinators

January 07, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators such as citrus.

To view the announcement from EPA, click here.

To view an article from The New York Times, click here.

 

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