Agricultural scientists digging into pollinator issues in cotton, corn, soybeans

Neonicotinoid seed treatments are clearly in the crosshairs of environmental activists as the debate over bee health issues continues unabated. Rather than resorting to unsubstantiated claims and rhetoric, however, researchers and Extension entomologists in the Mid-South are conducting exhaustive studies about the impact of the insecticides on pollinators. The University of Tennessee’s Scott Stewart reported on those efforts at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio.



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