Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Efficacy, Non-target Effects, and Best Management Practices

What will you learn?

Participants will learn about the efficacy and nontarget effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments and management practices that should be considered to minimize adverse impacts on pollinators and other nontarget organisms. Learn more…

Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology

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Can attractive toxic sugar baits harm nontarget species? Scientists test a new ingredient to find out

Mosquito control may well be one of the most debated topics among IPM professionals. Pesticide sprays such as DDT and malathion have been decried by groups concerned about their effect on the environment, while groups concerned about the health risks posed by mosquitoes argue that the chemicals save lives. In some situations, attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSBs) have been used as an alternative to broadcast sprays, with effective results.

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