Environmental "Protection"???

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Jacobs
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Environmental "Protection"???

Post by Jacobs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Handiwork of the current EPA--see the article at the bottom of the page.

https://guilfordbeekeepers.org/wp-conte ... e0.pdf.pdf

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Re: Environmental "Protection"???

Post by billhurd » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 pm

Here's an alternative view, including a comment by Randy Oliver, who says "By my math, sulfoxaflor applied at even the maximum rate of active ingredient per acre should be far less toxic to bees than is [the neonicotinoid ] imidacloprid applied at its normal rate."

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019 ... ence-says/

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Re: Environmental "Protection"???

Post by Jacobs » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:53 pm

http://msdssearch.dow.com/PublishedLite ... age=GetDoc

There are different formulations of this pesticide, but the label for this one does say it is highly toxic to bees. I am not a scientist and I've never played one on t.v., but it seems like expanding the use is not a good idea unless it means that I may go hungry without it.

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