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Insecticides & Pollinators
The “surgical precision” of today’s insecticides allows systemics to be used in environmentally sensitive areas. However, treated plants may produce contaminated nectar and pollen, which is hazardous to pollinators. As professionals, it is incumbent upon us to protect pollinators through the responsible and judicious use of systemic insecticides.
- Understand how to best target specific pests with systemics
- Weigh evidence for causes of Colony Collapse Disorder
- Discover how to mitigate risk to pollinators and ground water
Richard S. Cowles, Ph.D.
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station