Oregon bans some insecticides following bee deaths

argylesock says… I’m still not sure whether these neonics are the same ones banned in Europe. The names are different. Do you know whether they’re different chemicals? Anyway it’s good news about the Oregon ban. Hope it’s not too little, too late, and too temporary.

[Edit] I don’t think these are the same neonics. The European ban covers clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam. The Oregon ban is about dinotefuran. If you understand the differences, you’re more of a chemist than I am.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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