Almond-Crop Fungicides a Threat to Honey Bees

Annapolis, MD; March 17, 2017—Fungicides commonly used in almond orchards can be harmful to almond growers’ primary pollinator: honey bees. According to new research published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Economic Entomology, the fungicide iprodione, when used alone or in combination with other common fungicides, leads to a significant reduction in the 10-day survival rate of forager honey bees (Apis mellifera) when they are exposed at rates common to usage in the fiel

Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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