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Effects of insecticides on the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee

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Title: Effects of insecticides on the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee
Author: Gradish, A.E.; Scott-Dupree, C.D.; Cutler, G.C.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: Many agricultural crops are dependent on bee pollination for proper growth. The alfalfa leaf-cutting bee is an important pollinator of blueberries in Atlantic Canada. The insecticide flubendiamide appears to be non-toxic to both immature and adult alfalfa leaf-cutting bees. The insecticides phosmet, deltamethrin, spinosad, and spinetoram may have negative effects on leaf-cutting bees and therefore on crop pollination.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3836
Date: 2012-08-07


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