Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ag Canada Developing Plan for "Judicious Use" of "Neonics," a Bee-Killing Pesticide

Western Producer

Agriculture Canada and the crop protection industry are developing a plan to wean canola growers off neonicotinoid seed treatments. Story here.

1 comment:

PinP said...

At first blush, most of us, including me, thought this story represented a belated attempt to reign in the use of this evil family of bug-killer due to its lethal impact on beneficial pollinators. Well, not really. It's a new tactic to counter the fact the bloody things aren't even doing their job properly - making harmful crop insects resistant. It's all about economics. Always is, always was. But don't worry! The "crop protection" industry and Ag Canada are on the case. Boy, do I feel better!