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Gardens for wildlife

Here in Britain the gardening season looks good so far. Here’s an article about gardening for bees and other wildlife. Untidy gardeners like me are good gardeners for wildlife. It’s now a year since hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) bred in my … Continue reading

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Real impact of neonicotinoid seed dressings stays buried

A temporary European ban on three insect-killing chemicals called neonicotinoids has been in force since December 2013. These neonics are called clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. They’re used as seed dressings and soil treatments, among other things. Just after this ban … Continue reading

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Oregon Bumblebee Kill Resolution

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower The case of the massive (50,000) bumblebee kill in Oregon has been settled. The court ruled that the bumblebees were killed by improper pesticide application. The pesticide, dinotefutan, was…

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Massive Bee Kill Update

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Yesterday, I posted about a massive bumblebee kill in Wilsonville, Oregon. At least 25,000 bumblebees were killed. The Oregon, Department of Agriculture (ODA) has tested bees and trees at the site and confirmed…

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Bee killing isn’t only about neonics

A few weeks ago, great news! The European Union banned three ‘bee killers’ – neonicotinoid pesticides. Three neonics with the, er, catchy names clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The ban will come into force on 1st December this year, and it … Continue reading

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Neonics and Asian rice

A few weeks ago three ‘bee killers’, neonicotinoid sprays and seed treatments, were temporarily banned in Europe. The banned insecticides are dinotefuran, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Now cereal farmers outside Europe are talking about what the neonic ban means for them. … Continue reading

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Dandelions control and allelopathy

Originally posted on changinglifestyleblog:
Although where ever possible I am not a user of herbicides, dandelions could be considered an exception. Even the smallest fragment of root will regenerate and with the production of hundreds of seeds from each plant the…

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