Neonicotinoid regulations are a game changer for farmers

From Southeast Farm Press

by Ames Herbert, Virginia Tech University; Dominic Reisig and Jack Bacheler (retired), North Carolina State University

New regulations recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency are aimed at minimizing the exposure of pollinators to neonicotinoid insecticides.

These regulations apply to foliar applications, only, not to seed or in-furrow applications with a focus on food crops, among others. In a nutshell, products containing neonicotinoid insecticides cannot be applied when bees are foraging in that crop, or if the crop is flowering.

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