Rice Seeds Treated with Neonicotinoids May Produce Higher Yields, But Economic Benefits Depend on Insect Pressure

By Richard Levine In October 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report that stated there were no economic benefits for soybean growers who use seed that is pre-treated with insecticides known as neonicotinioids. Shortly afterwards, Robert Johannson, the Acting Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), wrote an open […]

Source: Entomology Today

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