Neonicotinoids, Planting & Bee Health: Better Practices, Not a Ban, Are Needed

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Bees, as pollinators, are essential to food production worldwide. So when solid evidence of a link between corn planting and bee deaths in Ontario and Quebec was found, farmers and industry recognized the need to look into how to manage the risk of bee exposure to a particular insecticide class called neonicotinoids.As Steve Denys, of PRIDE Seeds and current past-president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association, explains in this video, neonicotinoid exposure is only one part of the risk bees currently face in North America. What’s more, there are several things farmers can do to lessen this risk — a…

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