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2014-07-28 09:55:59

USGS Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. This is the first broad-scale investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Midwestern United States and one of the first conducted within the United States. Effective in killing a broad range of insect pests, use of neonicotinoid insecticides has dramatically increased over the last decade across the United States, particularly in...

Insecticides Linked To Farmland Bird Population Declines
2014-07-10 11:01:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When they were introduced in the 1990s, a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids was thought to be highly targeted toward pests, but mounting evidence is suggesting that they have had a negative effect on the larger ecosystem. A new study in the journal Nature has found that use of neonicotinoids is linked to a decline in the populations of farmland birds across Europe. For the study, scientists from Radboud University in the...

Pesticide Use Is Impairing Bees' Abilities To Forage For Pollen
2014-07-10 07:26:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bees with long-term exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides exhibit a decreased ability to forage for pollen, according to a new study led by the University of Guelph. The study, which involved fitting bees with tiny radio frequency transmitters, was published in a recent issue of Functional Ecology. The researchers — Nigel Raine, a professor in Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences, and Richard Gill of Imperial College London...

Honey Bee Task Force
2014-06-23 04:40:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to deal with diminishing honey bee populations, US President Barack Obama has announced the formation of a new task force designed to promote the health of the insects and other pollinators. “Pollinators contribute substantially to the economy of the United States and are vital to keeping fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops...

honey bees and insecticides
2014-05-11 05:47:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Imidacloprid and clothianidin, two widely used types of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, appear to cause significant harm to honey bee colonies during cold winter months, according to new research published Friday in the Bulletin of Insectology. According to the study authors, who are affiliated with the Harvard School of Public Health, the findings reproduced a 2012 paper which found a link between low doses of imidacloprid...

2014-05-09 19:56:43

Harvard School of Public Health Two widely used neonicotinoids—a class of insecticide—appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low doses of imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which bees abandon their hives over the winter and eventually die. The new...

2014-03-25 16:22:35

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjf96g/production_and) has announced the addition of the "Production and Market of Imidacloprid in China" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjf96g/production_and ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) As a major supplier of imidacloprid, China has many advantages in the production...

2014-03-12 08:30:35

- Bayer creates new line of treatment sprays and shampoos for dogs or cats, a control spray and fogger for the home and treatment spray for the yard. ORLANDO, Fla., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division today launched eight new flea and/or tick treatment and control solutions to be sold at pet specialty retail stores, adding to its existing line of flea and/or tick prevention and treatment products. The announcement was made at Global Pet Expo, the pet...

2014-02-28 08:25:20

SHAWNEE, Kan., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans cast their votes in a leading consumer-voted awards program in North America and Bayer HealthCare's Seresto(®) was selected as this year's best new flea and tick control product for dogs. Seresto(®), winner of a 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Award,(1 )provides dog or cat owners with the performance they expect from a monthly flea and tick topical in an easy-to-use convenient collar that protects for eight months...

2014-02-26 08:29:42

Eliminates More Than 99 Percent of Fleas: More Flea-Free Pets and Fewer Fleas in the Home SUMMIT, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Animal Health today released the results of a head-to-head research study that showed ACTIVYL(®) (indoxacarb) was more effective than FRONTLINE(®) Plus (fipronil [s]-methoprene) in controlling flea populations on pets.(1) ACTIVYL eliminated more than 99 percent of fleas on pets after two monthly applications versus a 54.8 percent reduction...


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