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EU Neonicotinoid Ban A Major Win For Bees & The Environment

The European Commission recently imposed a neonicotinoid ban on three of the most widely applied insecticides due to the risk they pose to bees and other pollinators. The April ban on thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin which is expected…

Neonicotinoid Pesticides, Bees and the Potential for Change

The impending neonicotinoid ban in the EU, and its potential impact on farmers and bees, leads us to the question: How does pesticide use affect pollinators here in Kenya? Pesticide use Subsistence maize farmers, the majority, use very little…

EU Neonicotinoid Insecticide Ban: How Will It Affect Us?

By David Jones, CropNuts BroadAcre Agronomist On Friday 27th April the European Union voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all outdoor crops. Although this may seem a distant concern here in Africa, the impact could be far…